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Pear & Cream Cheese Bars

Pear & Cream Cheese Bars

Pears, spices and cream cheese are layered between a crunchy oat crust and topping.

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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 1/3 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup finely chopped pecans

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pear Mixture

3 medium (3 cups) pears, peeled, cored, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons almond extract

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and 2/3 cup brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add all remaining crust ingredients; continue beating until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Press half of crust mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 9-11 minutes until edges are lightly browned.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all pear mixture ingredients in bowl. Toss to combine and coat chopped pear; set aside.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine all filling ingredients except egg in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed. Pour filling over partially baked crust. Spoon pear mixture over filling. Crumble remaining crust mixture evenly over pears; press down lightly.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 28-33 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is set. Cool completely; cut into bars. Store bars refrigerated.

Tip #1

To ripen pears, store in paper bag at room temperature. Once pears are ripe, store refrigerated.

Nutrition (1 bar)

130 Calories
7 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
90 Sodium (mg)
15 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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