Pear Cheesecake Bars

Dear Sis,

Yesterday, we spent most of the day in the kitchen. We made lasagnas for us and some neighbors who had their first baby last week and we made Pear Cheesecake Bars.

Pear Cheesecake Bars
Serves 9
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  1. 20 gingersnaps, crushed
  2. 1/4 c unsalted butter, melted
  3. pears; see notes
  4. 1 1/2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, soft
  5. 1/2 c sour cream
  6. 1/2 c sugar
  7. 2 eggs, beaten
  8. 1 T vanilla bean paste
  1. Line a square baking dish with parchment. Combine cookie crumbs and butter and press into pan. Place pears over crust. Chill while preparing other ingredients.
  2. Preheat oven to 325. Beat together cheese, sour cream, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Pour over pears. Bake 50 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Chill before serving.
  1. Fresh Pears: Peel, core, and chop two pears. Add to a saucepan with 3/4 c water, 1/4 c sugar, and 1 T lemon juice. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover and steep 15 minutes. Drain and cool before using.
  2. Canned Pears: Drain and chop 1 (15 oz) can Pears in Juice
Adapted from Roxana
Adapted from Roxana
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