Pear Cheesecake bars

pear cheesecake barsDessert time! I found a lot of pear variety at supermarket and normally I didn’t eat pear fruit just like that but prepare it in a form of dessert.  So, this is it… Pear Cheesecake Bars…look yum with crumble topping on top. Cut it into bars and ready to enjoy for coffee time afternoon tea.

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pear cheesecake

This recipe adapted from LifeMadeSweeter.Com  with Pear Cheesecake Bars with Oat Streusel

Pear Cheesecake bars

Ingredients:

  • Crust & Topping:
  • 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans or almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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  • Pear Mixture:
  • 4 medium pears, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
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  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 250g cream cheese or quark, softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature

Instructions:

  1. Grease and line a rectangular baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. For the crust and Topping: In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter with brown sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add in the flour, baking soda and ground cinnamon. Toss in the oats and combine well. Press half of the mixture into greased baking pan and bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden brown.
  3. For the pear mixture: In a medium bowl, toss together the chopped pears with brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Combine well and set aside.
  4. For the cream cheese filling: In a large mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Mix in the vanilla extract. Add the egg and combine until smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour cream cheese mixture onto the cooled crust. Spread pears over the cream cheese and add sprinkle the rest of the oatmeal crumble on top, covering the pears. Bake until golden brown about 25-30 minutes. Cool completely or refrigerate before cutting into bars.
http://desiretoeat.com/pear-cheesecake-bars/

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