Pear Custard Bars

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Pear Custard Bars

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.

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About Pear Custard Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies Fruit Desserts




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