Pear Custard Bars

Patty Griffith

By
@lovinbeingananny

These bars are always a hit at potlucks and with my family. The macadamia nuts are the special flavor in the crust.


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Serves:

16

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

CRUST:

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

FILLING/TOPPING:

1 pkg
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c
sugar
1 large
egg
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 can(s)
15 oz. pear halve, well drained
1/2 tsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
cinnamon, ground

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Beat in the flour and vanilla until well combined. Stir in the macadamia nuts. In a well greased 8-inch square baking dish, press the the crust evenly in pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
2
Increase oven temperature to 375. In a mixing bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, egg and vanilla, mixing until well combined and smooth. Pour over warm crust. Cut pears into 1/8" slices and arrange in a single layer over the filling. Combine the sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle evenly over the pears. Bake for 28-30 minutes. The center will be soft set and will firm up as it cools. Cool on a wire rack for 45 minutes or until completely cooled. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or over night before cutting. Store left over bars in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts