diary of a Mama, Fashionista, & Foodie

Pear Cobbler Cheesecake Bars

Pear Cobbler Cheesecake Bars
1 Shares

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.

Pear Cobbler Cheesecake Bars
Pear Cobbler Cheesecake Bars
Print Recipe
Pear Cheesecake Bars
Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
Oat Streusel
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and line a 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter with brown sugar until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and ground cinnamon, then gradually add to butter mixture. Toss in the oats and chopped pecans and combine well. Press half of the mixture into greased baking pan and bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden brown.
Pear Filling
  1. In a medium bowl, toss together the chopped pears with brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Combine well and set aside.
Cheesecake Filling
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Mix in the vanilla and almond extract. Add the egg and combine until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour cheesecake mixture onto the slightly cooled crust. Spread pears over the cream cheese and then sprinkle the rest of the oatmeal streusel topping over the pears.
  3. Bake until slightly brown and center is set around 28-33 minutes. Cool completely and refrigerate prior to cutting into bars. Store bars in refrigerator.
Share this Recipe
 

*This recipe was adapted from here.

1 Shares


1 thought on “Pear Cobbler Cheesecake Bars”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


1 Shares
Pin1
Share
%d bloggers like this: