"Bavarian Torte tastes wonderful and always draws compliments," Kathleen T. Hashiguchi writes. "I got it from a close friend back in Hawaii many years ago. My son's elementary school is collecting recipes to be made into a cookbook for next school year's fund-raiser. I thought I would submit this recipe to you before it is published." BAVARIAN TORTE
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 (1-pound) can pear halves, well drained
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Beat cream cheese, egg, 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread mixture over Nut Crust. Slice drained pears into thin wedges. Arrange over cream cheese mixture.