|1-2||fresh, ripe Anjou or Bosc pears|
|1 cup||packed brown sugar|
|1 tsp||vanilla extract|
|1-1/2 cups||all-purpose flour|
|1 tsp||baking soda|
|1 tsp||ground cinnamon|
1. Core and finely chop pears to equal 1-1/2 cups. 2. In a medium- sized bowl cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Stir in pears. 3. Combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture and mix until smooth. Stir in granola and raisins. 4. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F, 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on racks.
Source: USA Pears website at http://www.usapears.com