Pear Pistachio Ginger Bars

Pear Pistachio Ginger Bars
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This bar is packed with fruit, nuts and spices—perfect with a cup of coffee.
30 min
Prep Time
2:05
Total Time
25 bars

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups
firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
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
 
*Substitute dried apples.
**Substitute walnuts.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan; smooth top. Bake 38-48 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Remove from pan, using foil ends. Remove foil; cut into bars.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
150
Cholesterol
30mg
Carbohydrates
20g
Protein
2g
Fat
7g
Sodium
130mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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