Bartlett Pear Orange Bar Cookies
Fresh pears in the middle layer of the easy-to-do-bar cookies are a fruity surprise.
Ingredients3 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
6 Northwest Bartlett pears, pared and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
Orange Glaze (recipe below)
Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly.
Stir in about 1/2 cup milk, one tablespoon at a time, until all flour is moistened.
Divide dough in half.
Roll out half dough to 17x12-inch rectangle.
Carefully place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Arrange pear slices over crumbs.
Combine sugar and orange peel; sprinkle over pear slices.
Roll out remaining dough to 15x10-inch rectangle and place on top of pears; seal and flute edges.
Cut several steam vents in top of crust.
Brush top of pastry with milk.
Bake at 375°F 45 to 55 minutes or until pastry is golden.
Brush with Orange Glaze while warm.
Combine 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla and 2 tablespoons orange juice or milk; stir until smooth. Makes 1/3 cup.
- Carbohydrates: g
- Total Fat: g
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- Saturated Fat: g
- Dietary Fiber: g
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- Protein: g
- Recipe Credit
Recipe courtesy of Domex