Saturday, December 10, 2005

Pear Raisin Streusel Bars


¾ cup all-purpose flour
⅔ cup quick-cooking oats
⅓ cup granulated sugar
¾ tsp ground cinnamon
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp water


2 (2 cups) diced peeled pears
⅓ cup raisins
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice


⅓ cup packed brown sugar
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp butter or margarine
2 tsp water

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with vegetable spray.

Make crust: In a bowl, stir together flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, oil and water until combined. Pat the mixture into prepared dish. Bake in the centre of the oven for 10 minutes.

Make filling: In a bowl, stir together pears, raisins, sugar and lemon juice. Spread the mixture over the crust.

Make topping: In a bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, butter and water. Sprinkle the mixture over the filling. Bake for 25 minutes or until the pears are tender.

Let the dish cool on a wire rack. Makes 12 servings

Source: Divine Indulgences by Rose Reisman, 2001.

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