Pear Cobbler Cheesecake Bars
Let me start off by saying that we have the BEST neighbors. We have been incredibly blessed and I can’t begin to tell you how amazing they are…but I will start by saying that for our wedding gift, they gave us 3 fruit trees. What an awesome gift, and the perfect way to begin our life on the farm. Our farm didn’t have any fruit trees at the time that we moved here and I’m so beyond grateful for this gift. First of all, trees, even fruit trees take several years to grow before they begin to produce and secondly, they were the last thing on my mind, so we probably wouldn’t have gotten around to planting any for several years and it would have delayed the process even longer.
The other day, our neighbors invited us over for some delicious veggie stir-fry on the grill (fresh from the garden!). And that was wonderful, but not what this post is all about. Before leaving, they sent us home with fruits and veggies…cucumbers, squash, green beans, tomatoes, and pears! I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to find a fun pear recipe to try. Unfortunately pears are often overlooked by other fall fruits and veggies (pumpkins, apples, squash, etc.) and they don’t get the appreciation they deserve. I found this recipe to try and it was delicious, even better than I had expected.
To sum it up, it’s like a delicious pear cobbler with the “ice cream on top” built right in, in the form of a thin layer of cheesecake. My husband, who isn’t a particularly huge fan of cheesecake loved it, which tells me it’s a winner! I followed the recipe exactly with the exception that I had to use a little more than half of the oat streusel for the crust. I wanted to make sure it was completely covered evenly before I poured my cheesecake over it.
*This recipe was adapted from here.