Spiced Pear Streusel Bars

With warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom, these one-bowl Spiced Pear Streusel Bars are the perfect recipe for this cozy season. And, best of all, they are quick and easy to make. The secret to this super easy recipe: both the streusel and the bottom of the bars are made from the same dough. So all you need is a couple of simple and straight-forward ingredients such as oats, flour, Challenge Butter, one bowl, a whisk, 30 minutes of time, and you’re all set.

Served warm with vanilla bean ice cream, they make a super delicious – and impressive – dessert, even for Thanksgiving!

Spiced Pear Streusel



  1. 2-3 Bartlett pears
  2. 2 cups flour

  3. 1 cup quick oats
  4. ½ teaspoon baking powder

  5. 2 sticks Challenge Butter

  6. 2 tablespoons water

  7. ½ cup brown sugar

  8. Pinch of salt

  9. Pinch of cardamom

  10. ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  11. ½ teaspoon ginger


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line and grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

  2. 2

    Wash and slice pears, set aside.

  3. 3

    In a medium bowl, stir together flour, oats, and baking soda. Add melted butter, water, brown sugar, salt, and spices, stirring until mixture is crumbly.

  4. 4

    Press two-thirds of mixture into bottom of prepared pan and cover with sliced pears.

  5. 5

    Sprinkle remaining crumble mixture on top.

  6. 6

    Bake until golden brown, about 50 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.


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