Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pear & Nutella Dessert Bars

Sometimes my kids attack the fruit bowl like they're ravenous dogs, and sometimes fruit will sit until it starts attracting fruit flies.  I had some pears dangerously close to being pest bait, so I came up with these Pear & Nutella Dessert Bars.

I started by peeling, and coring 6 pears,

and giving them a whirl in my food processor.

To that I added 1/2 cup Nutella, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup milk, and 1/2 cup greek yogurt.  I really love Wegmans brand foods for the easy allergy labeling. G for gluten-free, V for vegan, etc.

In a separate bowl, I whisked together 1/2 cup white rice flour, 1/4 cup tapioca flour, 1/4 cup potato starch, 1/2 cup soy flour, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt.

I added the pear mixture and blended thoroughly.

I poured the batter into a prepared 9 x 13 pan and baked at 350 for 20 minutes.

I realize I took a pic of these cut into squares, but make sure and cut them into triangles or some other non brownie shape.  These will disappoint if you're thinking brownie, but are really good if you're thinking pear dessert bar.

Thanks for popping in and baking with me.  I'm linking this up to Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays.


  1. Sneaky mom but I like it! These would be a great contender for my online bake sale....just sayin :)

  2. YUMMM! You come up with the BEST ideas :) I always love to see what you've got cookin'!

    I love greek yogurt...honey flavored is my favorite. And can a person go wrong with that...MMM MMMM!

    Thanks for sharing! Have a nice day, sweet friend!

  3. Yummy...those look so good. My kids would love it if it has Nutella in it. Thanks so much for stopping by. Yikes on the story about your blind hem stitching experience.

  4. Those look delish! What happened to Thursday's Throwback party? Still hosting?

  5. I'm all about new GF recipes. I've never tried greek yogurt, but I should. I'm a new follower from something swanky.:)

  6. Yum, I love greek yogurt and these look wonderful.

  7. You are so clever to create such wonderful receipes! So you kiddos had their sweets and the the fruit too!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!


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