Pear Pistachio Ginger Bars

Pear Pistachio Ginger Bars

This bar is packed with fruit, nuts and spices—perfect with a cup of coffee.

30 min.prep time 2:05total time
25 bars
000 Ratings

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup dried pears, coarsely chopped*
1/2 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped**
3 tablespoons chopped candied ginger
Powdered sugar

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Spray foil with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Combine sugar and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, half & half and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add pears, pistachios and candied ginger; beat until well mixed.

Pour batter into prepared pan; smooth top. Bake 38-48 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Remove from pan, using foil ends. Remove foil; cut into bars.

 

 

*Substitute dried apples.

**Substitute walnuts.

 

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 150

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 130mg

Carbohydrates: 20g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #15043©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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