Pear Custard Bars

Cyndi Tilley

By
@cynditilley

I found this recipe that I hadn't made in awhile that I got from Taste of Home several years ago. These are so good. I usually double the recipe. I hope you enjoy them. The photo is from Taste of Home.


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Serves:

12-16

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter, softened
1/3 c
sugar
3/4 c
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2/3 c
macadamia nuts, chopped

FILLING TOPPING:

1 8oz. pkg
cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c
sugar
1 1/8
egg
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 can(s)
(15 1/4 oz.) pear halves, drained
1/2 tsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture. Stir in the nuts.
2
Press into a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
3
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the sugar, egg and vanilla. Pour over crust.
4
Cut pears into 18-inch slices. Arrange in a single layer over filling. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pears. Bake at 375 degrees for 28-30 minutes (center will be soft-set and will become firmer upon cooling). Cool on a wiere rack for 45 minutes.
5
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts