This decadent dessert is served at the spa of Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Conn.
In a food processor combine the oats and the flour and process until the oats are coarsely ground. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the sugar. Cut in the butter and cream cheese until it resembles a coarse meal flour add the water. Press the dough into a sheet pan with baking paper. Bake until golden brown at 350 F for about 10 minutes.
Place yolk in a mixing bowl. In a saucepan , combine remaining ingredients and cook over. Medium heat , stirring constantly.
Pour slowly the milk mixture onto the yolk , stir constantly bring to 170F. Take out the vanilla bean and transfer into a ice bath. When cool pour into the ice cream machine , follow direction from the ice cream machine.
Peal the pear(s) and slice very finely. Place onto a plate, add the cookie and the ice cream.