Pear Custard Bars

Recipe by Tarynne
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 16 bars




  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Beat in the flour and vanilla until combined.
  • Stir in the nuts.
  • Press into a greased 8-inch square baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Increase oven temp to 375°.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add sugar, egg and vanilla; mix until combined.
  • Pour over crust.
  • Cut pears into 1/8 inch slices; arrange in a single layer over filling.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pears.
  • Bake at 375° for 28-30 minutes (center will be soft set and will become firmer upon cooling).
  • Cool on a wire rack for 45 minutes.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting.
  • Store in the refrigerator.