My kiddos consume apples like they are going out of style … and although they enjoy pears it seems we always get a couple leftover that get super ripe. This recipe is perfect for using them up!
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup flour
- 2/3 cup nuts, chopped fairly fine (walnuts, almonds, choose your favorite)
** Press into a greased 8 x 8 pan.
** BAKE at 350* for 20 minutes or till lightly browned. Cool for a bit while increasing heat to 375*.
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
** Pour over crust.
** Take 2 very ripe pears, peeled and sliced very thin, and layer them over the cream cheese filling.
** Sprinkle lightly with sugar and cinnamon.
** BAKE at 375* for 30 minutes.
** Cool on a wire rack for about 45 minutes.
** Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting.
** Store in the refrigerator.