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Pear Tart

My sister-in-law brought this pretty pastry to dinner one night, and we all went back for seconds. It is truly scrumptious. —Kathryn Rogers, Suisun City, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sugar sliced pears, drained well and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Beat butter, sugar and cinnamon until crumbly. Beat in flour and walnuts. Press onto bottom and up sides of a 9-in. fluted tart pan with a removable bottom coated with cooking spray.
  • For filling, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Spread into crust. Arrange pears over top. Mix cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over pears.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350°; bake until filling is set, 15-20 minutes. Cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 199 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.

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