Pear PB Cookie Bars

Today we made Pear Peanut Butter Cookie Bars!

2 1/2C flour, 2t baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2c creamy peanut butter, 1C chocolate chips, 1/4C honey, 2 large pears, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2″ pieces, 1T cinnamon, 1/2C plain nonfat yogurt

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In separate bowl, beat yogurt, honey and eggs.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

In separate bowl, beat peanut butter and brown sugar.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Add egg mixture to it.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Make a well in the dry ingredients. Stir in wet until almost blended.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Stir in chocolate chips and pears.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Spread evenly into greased 9″X13″ pan.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Pear PB Cookie Bars

Potato Apple Tart

Today we made Potato Apple Tart With Cinnamon Glaze!

1C cooked mashed potatoes, 1T butter, melted; 1/4t salt, 1T brown sugar, 4T flour

Filling: 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2″ pieces, 1T brown sugar, 1T butter

Glaze: 1 1/3C powdered sugar, 1/2T cinnamon, 1T water

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix together potatoes, melted butter, salt and brown sugar.

Potato Apple Tart

Potato Apple Tart

Potato Apple Tart

Potato Apple Tart

Potato Apple Tart

Mix in enough flour to make a soft dough.

Potato Apple Tart

Press half of this into a small, round greased cake pan. Mix filling ingredients.

Potato Apple Tart

Spread on top of dough in pan.

Potato Apple Tart

Evenly press remaining dough on top. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Stir together glaze ingredients until barely spreadable.

Potato Apple Tart

Potato Apple Tart

Potato Apple Tart

Spread on tart.

Potato Apple Tart

Makes 2 servings.