Crunchy Pear Cheesecake Wedges


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Crunchy Pear Cheesecake Wedges
Crunchy Pear Cheesecake Wedges
Ingredients
1 cup flour
3/4 cup quick oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
8 oz. cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 ripe Bartlett pears peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 cup pecans chopped
Directions
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Chill time: at least 2 hours

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon; stir 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 pears, remaining oat mixture and pecans. Return to oven and bake an additional 30 minutes. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into 12 wedges.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe courtesy of the California Pear Advisory Board.
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