Caramel pear blondies cut into squares

Caramel pear blondies

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

12

Bake these caramel pear blondies for an indulgent teatime treat. With a biscuity flavour that comes from browning the butter, they're moreish and chewy

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal413
  • fat23g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars32g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt6g
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Ingredients

  • 250g unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for the tin
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 3 large eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • 275g light brown soft sugar
  • 25g dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 100g dried pears, roughly chopped
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  • 100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
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    Dark chocolate

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  • 3 tbsp caramel, from a can or jar
    Caramel

    Caramel

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    This is white, granulated sugar melted until it browns, after which it sets clear and hard when…

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter and line a 20 x 20cm square cake tin.

  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat, swirling it around. Allow to bubble for a few minutes, or until it turns a light golden brown and smells biscuity. Remove from the heat and leave to cool a little.

  3. Tip the eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk together with the light and dark sugars until just combined. Whisk through the melted butter, vanilla and salt.

  4. Gently fold through the flour, baking powder, dried pears and most of the chocolate chunks, being careful not to overmix (this will make the blondies dense).

  5. Pour the mixture into the lined tin. Top with the remaining chocolate and dollops of the caramel. Put in the centre of the oven to bake for 40 mins, or until a skewer inserted comes out with sticky crumbs (it shouldn’t be wet). Leave to cool completely in the tin. It will sink a little – the centre should be slightly squidgy. Cut into 12 squares. Will keep in an airtight container for up to three days.

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john matthew
11th Oct, 2019
Tried this with my granddaughter and other than the mess, was easy to follow(neither good bakers before!). The results were soon eaten by all.
karengould
9th Oct, 2019
4.05
Enjoyed these as a change from making brownies. Followed the recipe exactly, though may have added some extra caramel. Was interested to use the dried pears, which I had never seen in the supermarket. Found they took an extra 10 minutes to bake and were quite dense, but not in a bad way. Made them for a coffee morning, and everyone enjoyed them. Would make again, awarded 4 stars as wasn’t easy to find the pears.
Nahydes
8th Oct, 2019
5.05
Loved this recipe!! Used the dried apple instead of dried pear as stipulated in the recipe tip. Was a great hit with my husband!! Can’t wait to make again when we have family come round.
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Sarah-Mae Pearson
8th Oct, 2019
5.05
Wow, wow and wow!!! Me and my friends loved these. I’m a brownie lover and thought i’d give blondies a try. The dry pears were a new thing for me... but they’re genius! Tip- best eaten warm with ice cream!
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