Pear-Date Bars

Pear-Date Bars
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1 Review
No need to peel the pear in the fruity filling of these easy bars.
20 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
16 bars

Ingredients

Filling

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

Crust

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

Drizzle

1/2 cup
powdered sugar
1 tablespoon
orange juice

Directions

  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. Heat oven to 375°F.
  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. 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. Combine all drizzle ingredients in bowl; mix well. Drizzle over bars. Cut into bars.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
210
Cholesterol
30mg
Carbohydrates
32g
Protein
2g
Fat
9g
Sodium
80mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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.

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