Caramel pear blondies

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Preparation and cooking time

  • 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

Nutrient Unit
kcal 413
fat 23g
saturates 14g
carbs 46g
sugars 32g
fibre 2g
protein 5g
salt 6g


  • 250g unsalted butter , cubed, plus extra for the tin
  • 3 large eggs
  • 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
  • 100g dried pears , roughly chopped
  • 100g dark chocolate , roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp caramel , from a can or jar
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  • STEP 1

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

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 3
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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.

  • STEP 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).

  • STEP 5
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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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