Pear-Date Bars
20 min
1 hr 20 min



1 cup pitted whole dates, chopped

1 medium (3/4 cup) pear, chopped

1/3 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 cup chopped pecans


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg


1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon orange juice

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all filling ingredients except pecans in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in pecans.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine flour, sugar and baking powder in large bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in egg. Reserve 3/4 cup crumb mixture.

  4. STEP 4

    Press remaining crumb mixture on bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Spread filling to within 1/4 inch of edge. Crumble reserved crumb mixture over filling. Bake 28-32 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine all drizzle ingredients in bowl; mix well. Drizzle over bars. Cut into bars.


9Fat (mg)
30Cholesterol (mg)
80Sodium (mg)
32Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  October 17, 2008

Made this for my book club and turned out wonderful. I increased the nuts to 2/3 cup and did not use the glaze. It was rich enough without it. Recommend buying already chopped dates. I also would make the crust before the filling. It is easier to work with when it is still warm. Filling is very thick so more like drop on crust than spread.

— says Joan
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