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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.

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