Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pear Ginger Toffee Blondies

I've made this fresh and fabulous dessert with both apples and pears and cannot pick a favorite. The fresh fruit flavor with the rich toffee and luscious frosting makes these a dessert bar you can justify having for breakfast. The hint of cinnamon with the apples or the ginger tang with the pear really set off the dish and will make a great dessert - something all your friends and family will love. Best part is, both of these fruits are in season and ripe for the picking.

2/3 C. room temperature butter ($.40)
2 cups packed light brown sugar ($.40)
2 eggs ($.20)
2 tsp. rum extract ($.20)
2 C. unbleached flour ($.15)
2 tsp. baking powder ($.05)
1 tsp. cinnamon (with apple) or ginger (with pear) ($.05)
2 medium apples or pears peeled ($.55)
1/2 C. toffee bits ($.40)
1 container cream cheese frosting ($.65)

Preheat oven to 350°.
Spray 9×13 baking pan lightly with cooking spray or lightly grease the pan.
Cream butter and brown sugar in mixer until smooth. Then add eggs and rum, beat on medium until combined.
On low, add flour, baking powder, and spice. Mixing until just combined.
Stir in the chopped apples or pears and toffee bits until evenly distributed.
Spread in prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes until the center is set.
Let cool completely before frosting and slicing.

Yields = 30 bars
Cost: $3.05
Cost per bar: $.10


  1. I love desserts with fruit in them, this sounds like a great recipe. Can't wait to try it!!

  2. I hope you like this as much as I have!