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Pear Tart

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling

Makes

12 servings

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
Pear Tart Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Beat butter, sugar and cinnamon until crumbly. Beat in flour and walnuts. Press onto bottom and up side of a 9-in. fluted tart pan with a removable bottom coated with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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