Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup sugar

3/4 cup flour

1/4 tea. vanilla

2/3 cup nuts (IC friendly or can leave out)

Filling/Topping

1 package 8 ounces cream cheese softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 tea. vanilla

1 can (15 ounces) pear halves, drained(IC friendly)

1/2 tea sugar

1/2 tea. cinnamon(if can tolerate)

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in the flour and vanilla until combined. add nuts.

Press into a greased 8 inch square baking pan. Bake for 20 min. or until lightly browned, at 350. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, egg and vanilla; mix until combined. Pour over crust. Cut pears into 1/8 -in. slices; arrange in a single layer over filling. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pears. Bake ay 375 for 28 to 30 minutes Cool, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before cutting. Store in refrigerator.