Crunchy Pear Cheesecake is made of cream cheese with a layer of pear slices, set in a crust made with oats, brown sugar and pecans -- this mixture is also used for a final topping.
Crunchy Pear Cheesecake
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: about 45 minutes
1 cup flour
3/4 cup quick oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a small bowl, stir flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon to combine. Stir in butter with a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 15 minutes. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar, egg and vanilla; spread over baked crust. Top with pear slices, remaining oat mixture and nuts. Return to oven and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until topping is lightly golden. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting.
Makes 10 to 12 servings.
Nutrition information per serving: 297 cal., 16.9 g fat, 4.1 g pro., 33.9 g carbo., 66.3 mg sodium, 1.7 g fiber.
Recipe from California Pear Advisory Board.
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