Vickys Pear Shortbread Streusal Bars, GF DF EF SF NF #picnic

Vickys Pear Shortbread Streusal Bars, GF DF EF SF NF #picnic

Portable crumble? Yes please!


16 servings

  1. Base

  2. 150 g (1 & 1/4 cups) gluten-free / plain flour

  3. 1/8 tsp xanthan gum if using GF flour

  4. 112 g (1/2 cup) gold foil-wrapped Stork margarine block, cubed

  5. 50 g (1/4 cup) granulated sugar

  6. Filling

  7. 6 large pears, around 2lbs, diced

  8. 2 tbsp granulated sugar

  9. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  10. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  11. Topping

  12. 120 g (1 cup) gluten-free / plain flour

  13. 100 g (1/2 cup) light brown sugar

  14. 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  15. 1/4 tsp ground cardamom

  16. 1/4 tsp ground ginger

  17. 112 g (1/2 cup) gold foil-wrapped Stork margarine block

  18. 90 g (1 cup) gluten-free rolled oats


  1. Line a 9″× 9″ square tin with parchment paper and preheat the oven to gas 4 / 180C / 350F

  2. Make the shortbread base by mixing the flour, xanthan gum if using and sugar together, then cutting in the margarine with a fork until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs

  3. Press into the bottom of the tin and bake for 25 minutes. It won’t be completely done at this point but don’t bake any longer

  4. Meanwhile put the diced pears in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil then turn down and let simmer for 5 minutes so the pears soften a bit before baking. If using tinned pears ignore this step and just drain them well

  5. Drain then let sit 5 minutes and drain again

  6. Prepare the topping in the same way as the base – mix the flour, sugar and spices in a bowl then cut in the margarine. Stir in the oats then set aside

  7. Sprinkle the well-drained pears with the sugar and cinnamon when the shortbread base comes out of the oven and spoon it over evenly with a slotted spoon to catch any more water

  8. Spread the topping over the pears, press in lightly and bake for 35 minutes until golden

  9. Let cool and set completely in the tin

  10. Remove from the tin and slice into squares

  11. These can be individually wrapped and frozen for up to a month

  12. Brilliant for packed lunch boxes or served with custard or ice cream

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