Pear Custard Bars

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Assistant Cook
Sep 11, 2004
Georgetown, Tx
I've crashed my computer and lost many recipes.
This recipe is from Taste of Home and is wonderful.
Would you have it to share with me?
I tried putting a post on TOH message board but got no response.


Senior Cook
Oct 7, 2004
Hattiesburg, MS
Try here.

Re-Posted for convenience.

Pear Custard Bars #21022
by Tarynne
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

custard filling
1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (15.25 ounces) can pear halves in natural juice, drained
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

16 bars | 1 hour 5 minutes 15 mins prep

1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
2. Beat in the flour and vanilla until combined.
3. Stir in the nuts.
4. Press into a greased 8-inch square baking pan.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
6. Cool on a wire rack.
7. Increase heat to 375 degrees.
8. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
9. Add sugar, egg and vanilla; mix until combined.
10. Pour over crust.
11. Cut pears into 1/8 inch slices; arrange in a single layer over filling.
12. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pears.
13. Bake at 375 degrees for 28 to 30 minutes (center will be soft set and will become firmer upon cooling).
14. Cool on a wire rack for 45 minutes.
15. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting.
16. Store in the refrigerator.
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