Fruit and Nut Bar Recipe

Cranberry Pistachio Bars

Bright red cranberries and green pistachio nuts make these bars a perfect addition for your holiday cookie platter.

15 min. prep time
16 bars
353 Ratings



1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar


1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachio nuts

Powdered sugar


Heat oven to 375°F.

Combine 1 cup flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar in bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Combine egg, sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and vanilla in same bowl. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Pour over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking 20-25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely on cooling rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; cut into bars with sharp knife.

Recipe Tip

For the best flavor and texture, store sealed packages of nuts in a cool, dark place. Once you’ve opened the package, place the nuts in a container with tight-fitting lid and keep them in refrigerator for up to six months or in the freezer for up to one year.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 150

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 19g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #13552©2006Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Everbody loved it, almost nothing left! Its a keeper.
Colorful, very tasty, a little different and easy. Perfect for the holidays, although I may keep fresh cranberries in the freezer to make this later. We're making it again for New Year's. .
Very delicious. Made for work and had several requests for the recipe.

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