On to the recipe (you can skip down to the bottom for the written or grab the printable here).
What you need: flour, sugar, vegetable oil, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs, salt, baking powder, and a large pear
3 eggs in a bowl
Whisk the sugar and eggs together until light and fluffy (sort of custardy)
Add the vanilla and the oil
Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices. Add a heaping teaspoon of that (or more if you are me).
I love the way stuff looks when it's being mixed together!
Sift in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 2 cups of flour
Mix it all up
Gently fold in the pears (or apples)
Spread in a 9x13 pan (the yellow on mine is that baking spray stuff. Pam maybe? I didn't really need it for this pyrex pan, but I wasn't taking any chances.)
After about 40 minutes, you get this delicious gooey hunk of amazing with a creme brulee-esque top. I ate mine with some greek yogurt because I like that sweet/tart flavor combo.
The entire pan disappeared before I could take photos the first time I made these brownies. This is my second go at them.
I was so tempted to grind some of this cinnamon sugar on top of my yogurt. I thought it might be overkill, but now I wish I had. That yogurt looks so plain next to the brownies.
Have a recipe. (Link opens printable recipe in a new window)
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup vegetable oil (increase to 1 cup if using apples)
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups diced pears (or apples)
Heat oven to 350°. Whisk eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and vegetable oil. Stir in cinnamon. Sift salt, baking powder, and flour into the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Gently fold in pears (or apples). Bake for 35-45 minutes in a 9x13 baking dish. If using aluminum, grease the pan.