Apple-Pear Golden Brownies
Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers
1 cup packed light
½ cup butter, melted
1 large egg
2 Starr Ranch Growers
Gala or Pink Lady apples
1 Diamond Starr Growers
½ cup to;ee chips
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose ;our
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-by-9-inch
In a large bowl, mix sugar, melted butter and
egg until ;u;y.
Peel and core apples and pear, then cut into
small cubes. Fold into the egg mixture, along
with to;ee chips and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift together ;our, salt,
baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture until
just blended. Spread the batter evenly in the
Bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted
in the center comes out clean. Remove from the
oven and let stand for 5 minutes before cutting
Harvest Fruit Bars
1 7-ounce package diced
dried mixed fruit bits
;⁄; cup Tropicana
1½ teaspoons apple
pie spice or ground
1¾ cups whole-wheat
or all-purpose ;our
1½ cups Quaker Oats
(quick or old-fashioned,
½ pound butter, softened
1 cup ;rmly packed
½ cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a medium bowl, blend dried fruit, banana,
juice and 1 teaspoon apple pie spice.
In another bowl, blend ;our, oats and ½ teaspoon
apple pie spice.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an
electric mixer until creamy. Add oat mixture;
beat until crumbly. Reserve ¾ cup for topping.
Press remaining oat mixture into a 13-by-9-inch
baking pan. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until
light golden brown.
Spread fruit evenly over crust to within ¼ inch of
edge. Add nuts to the reserved oat mixture; mix
well. Sprinkle evenly over fruit; pat down lightly.
Bake for 16-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool
completely; cut into bars. Makes 10-12 servings.
* If using old-fashioned oats, decrease orange
juice to ½ cup.