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Pear Custard Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Pear Custard Bars, by , is from Recipes from the Rogers Family and Beyond!, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Shannon Koene
Added: Sunday, September 4, 2005


1/2 c. butter, softened
1/3 c. sugar
3/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2/3 c. chopped macadamia nuts

8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
15 oz. can pear halves, drained
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

For crust, cream butter and sugar together. Beat in the flour and vanilla until combined. Stir in the nuts and press into a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

For filling, increase oven temperature to 375 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" slices and arrange in a single layer over the filling. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over pears. Bake at 375 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 refrigerator.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
One of Taste of Home's contest winners. These bars are unbelievably good. Be sure to give yourself enough time to chill them adequately.




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