Baby Cheesecakes with Toffee Pears

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs to 4 hrs
  • Cool: 30 mins
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Baby Cheesecakes with Toffee Pears
cup quick-cooking rolled oats
cup finely chopped walnuts
cup packed brown sugar
tablespoons butter, melted
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
cup crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)
cup sour cream
tablespoons butter
cup packed brown sugar
tablespoons whipping cream
cups sliced pears (4 medium)
teaspoon vanilla
cup broken walnuts, toasted
Crumbled blue cheese
Orange peel curls (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line eight 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with foil or paper bake cups, or lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. For crust, in a small bowl stir together oats, the 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, the 1/4 cup brown sugar, and the 3 tablespoons melted butter. Spoon about 2 rounded tablespoons of oat mixture into each prepared muffin cup. Using the bottom of a narrow glass, press down lightly. Bake about 8 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
  3. For filling, in a medium bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add egg; beat just until combined. Stir in the 1/2 cup blue cheese and the sour cream.
  4. Spoon 1 well-rounded tablespoon of filling into each muffin cup. Bake about 20 minutes or until slightly puffed and set. Cool about 30 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. Place on a tray, cover, and chill for 2 to 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
  5. For toffee pears, in a large skillet melt the 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the 1/2 cup brown sugar and the cream. Cook and stir until bubbly; add pears. Cook about 5 minutes or until pears are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool slightly.
  6. To serve, remove foil or paper liners from cheesecakes. Place cheesecakes in eight dessert dishes. Spoon pear mixture around cheesecakes. Sprinkle with the 1/4 cup toasted walnuts and additional blue cheese. If desired, garnish with orange peel curls.
Nutrition Facts (Baby Cheesecakes with Toffee Pears)
    Per serving:
  • 454 kcal cal.,
  • 28 g fat
  • (15 g sat. fat,
  • 5 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 7 g monounsatured fat),
  • 90 mg chol.,
  • 257 mg sodium,
  • 45 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 29 g sugar,
  • 9 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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