Pear & Cream Cheese Bars

Pear & Cream Cheese Bars
2 Reviews
Pears, spices and cream cheese are layered between a crunchy oat crust and topping.
30 min
Prep Time
Total Time
32 bars



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
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
large Land O Lakes® Egg


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  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. Press half of crust mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 9-11 minutes until edges are lightly browned.
  4. Combine all pear mixture ingredients in bowl. Toss to combine and coat chopped pear; set aside.
  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. Bake 28-33 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is set. Cool completely; cut into bars. Store bars refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

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

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Dietary Fiber

Recipe Comments and Reviews


Having too many pears* and always ending up with 99% "chunks" than pretty slices after "processing" these pears by hand, I was getting desperate of what to do with all these pears. Came across this recipe, and good ol' Land-o-Lakes came through! I made this for one of the monthly church women's meetings and it was a hit! Ladies were going back for seconds! This is now going to be my go-to dessert for these meetings as long as I have pear chunks. *Receive my yearly bushel after bushel of pears from a neighbor's "wild-growing" pear trees, i.e., these trees are not tended, simply left to grow on their own. The pears are numerous but basically ugly and very grainy. The neighborhood looks to me to do what I can with these pears every year.


I made this with freshly picked pears. I did make a couple changes: I used vanilla instead of almond extract and old fashioned instead of quick oats. It came out yummy!


just delicious...! an absolute make again..

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