Warning: These are in no way low fat, low carb, or low calorie.
Which translates into: these. are. to. die. for.
So, without further embellishment, here's the recipe:
PEAR CUSTARD BARS
1 cup butter (softened)
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in flour and vanilla then press into a greased 8X12 baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
In another bowl combine:
2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Pour over baked crust.
Peel, core, and slice 2 large or 3 small ripe pears. (Note: Canned pear halves can be used but the flavor isn't quite as good.) Arrange the slices over the top of the cream cheese layer. In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tsp. of cinnamon. Sprinkle over the sliced pears.
Return to a 350 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes. Center will be soft set and will become firmer upon cooling. Cool 45 minutes. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Yields about 16 - 18 servings.
Check out that cream cheesy goodness. (Please don't judge me for the amount of calories in these!)