Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened

  2. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  3. 1 cup all-purpose flour FILLING:

  4. 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  5. 1/4 cup sugar

  6. 3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping TOPPING:

  7. 2-1/4 cups sliced peeled fresh pears

  8. 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  9. 1/3 cup sugar

  10. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  11. 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice Additional caramel ice cream topping, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a small bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour until blended. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and caramel topping until smooth. Spread evenly into crust. Arrange pear slices over filling. Combine the pecans, sugar, cinnamon and apple pie spice; sprinkle over pears. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 400°; bake 12-16 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Remove sides of pan before slicing. Drizzle with additional caramel topping if desired. Yield: 12 servings.


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