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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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  • Phyllis
    Aug 17, 2020

    This is the second time I’ve made this from my pear tree.. it’s always a huge hit!! So easy, too!

  • Debra
    Apr 25, 2020

    This was amazing I added a 1/4 cup ricotta cheese to the filling and added mango in the center of the pears! Rave reviews!

  • Karen
    Dec 26, 2019

    This review is for the filling only since I used a premade store bought pecan crust. The pie was made for a family gathering that included a diabetic. I did not want to make anything with artificial sugar in it. I made the filling as directed. It was fast, easy, and everyone loved it.

  • Joan
    Oct 31, 2019

    Recipe is wonderful!! Can you omit nuts in crust?

  • Linda
    Sep 25, 2018

    Followed the recipe with these exceptions: I made this with 2 fresh Bartlett pears (skin on), toasted pecans instead of walnuts and baked in a 9” glass pie pan. It was delicious!! Quite quick and simple to put together.

  • DakotaGirl
    Jan 1, 2018

    I have been looking for a pear tart recipe and when I made this for our NY Eve dinner everyone said it was a big hit. I do think it needs more than one can of pears though and was happy I had another can on hand. I like the comment about using fresh pears and will probably do that next time. I ran out of cinnamon so didn't use the full amount and next time will not use any. We put whipped cream on top and really liked this recipe. So happy to have this recipe and glad it can be made ahead of time. I'm always looking for recipes like this.

  • Amie
    Dec 25, 2017

    I made this in a pre-made pie crust with a fresh bartlett pear and it was perfect! Best of all, it was so fast and easy!

  • Counterpt
    Aug 10, 2015

    A wonderful tart, perfect!

  • jrscott
    Apr 19, 2015

    I've been looking for a pear tart recipe and this looks like the one!!! How about pistachios ground up in the crust? Any thoughts?

  • CamsGirl
    Nov 3, 2014

    Delicious. Just right. I made no changes. I will make it again and again.