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Pear Custard Bars

Source: Taste of Home
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  16 Bars
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts
For the Filling/Topping:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can (15-1/4 ounces) pear halves, drained
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pear Custard Bars Recipe at
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-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Increase heat to 375 degrees F.

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-in. slices; arrange in a single layer over filling.

Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pears. Bake at 375 degrees F 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.

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Recipe reprinted by permission of Reiman Publications, LLC. © 2002. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Rating: 4
by: Shirley Reviewed: 09/04/2009
Custard ? More like cheesecake.
Sounds good, but sounds more like cheesecake than custard, which would be milk and eggs.
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