Pear Custard Bars

by Cate on December 31, 2004

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup pecans, chopped
1 (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 (15 oz.) can pears, drained and cut into slices
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream butter and sugar until well mixed. Beat in flour and vanilla until creamy. Stir in nuts. Press into an 8″ pan that has been well greased. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until the edges are browned. Cool completely. Cream the cream cheese with the remaining sugar, vanilla, and egg until combined. Spread mixture over cooled crust. Layer pears on top, mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over pears. Bake at 375°F for 28-30 minutes. Cool and store in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.

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