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Pear Pistachio Ginger Bars

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These chewy bars are packed with fruit, nuts and spices.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
30 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
2 hrs 5 min
Recipe Servings

1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half or Fat Free Half & Half or milk
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

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.


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