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Pear Cheesecake Bars with Oat Streusel

These creamy cheesecake bars start with a delicious oat streusel crust, a thick cheesecake layer, and are topped with diced pears and more of the delicious oatmeal streusel topping.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake bars recipe, desserts for party, pear dessert recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 43 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 269 kcal

Ingredients

Oat Streusel Crust and Topping:

  • 3/4 cups quick-cooking oats uncooked
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pear Mixture:

  • 3-4 medium pears peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 1 8-ounce cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 large egg room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and line a 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper.

Oat Streusel Crust and Topping:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter with brown sugar until light and fluffly. Gradually add in the flour, baking soda and ground cinnamon. 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 Mixture:

  1. In a medium bowl, toss together the chopped pears with brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Combine well and set aside.

Cream Cheese 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 cream cheese mixture onto the slightly cooled crust. Spread pears over the cream cheese and add sprinkle the rest of the oatmeal streusel topping covering the pears pressing down lightly.
  3. Bake until slightly brown and center is set around 28-33 minutes. Cool completely or refrigerate prior to cutting into bars. Store bars refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

Slightly adapted from Land-O-Lakes

Nutrition Facts
Pear Cheesecake Bars with Oat Streusel
Amount Per Serving (1 bar (1/8 recipe))
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.