|1||Fresh; ripe Anjou or Bosc|
|Pears; (1 to 2)|
|1 cup||Packed brown sugar|
|½ cup||Vegetable oil|
|1||Egg; slightly beaten|
|2 teaspoons||Ground allspice|
|1 teaspoon||Baking soda|
|2 tablespoons||Powdered sugar; (2 to 3)|
Core and chop pears to equal 1½ cups; set aside. Combine brown sugar, oil, water and egg; beat well. Add flour, allspice, soda and salt; mix well. Stir in pears. Pour into greased 15-½ x 10-½ x 1-inch baking pan.
Bake at 375° F for 12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool. Dust with powdered sugar; cut into diamond-shaped bars (about 2 x 1-½-inches).
Quantity: Makes about 2-½ to 3 dozen.
Always be sure to use ripe pears.
Per serving: 2721 Calories (kcal); 116g Total Fat; (37% calories from fat); 28g Protein; 399g Carbohydrate; 187mg Cholesterol; 1943mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 11 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 22 ½ Fat; 15 ½ Other Carbohydrates
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