Pear & Cream Cheese Bars

Pear & Cream Cheese Bars
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2 Reviews
Pears, spices and cream cheese are layered between a crunchy oat crust and topping.
30 min
Prep Time
1:10
Total Time
32 bars

Ingredients

Crust

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

Filling

1 (8-ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons
firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons
almond extract
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg

Directions

  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)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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!

Rating

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

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