Pear Custard Bars

Patty Griffith


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


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
50 Min


  • CRUST:

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

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

How to Make Pear Custard Bars


  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.

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Course/Dish: Other Desserts

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