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Almond-Pear Cream Cheese Torte

Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
5
hr.
5
min.
Servings

12 servings

This beautiful Almond Pear Cream Cheese Torte wouldn't look out of place in the finest Viennese bakery. But the recipe is straightforward and very do-able.

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Make It

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  • Heat oven to 425°F.
  • Beat butter and 1/3 cup sugar in small bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.
  • Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup of the remaining sugar in same bowl with mixer until blended. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Spread onto bottom of crust. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon until blended. Add to pears in large bowl; toss to coat. Arrange over cream cheese layer; top with nuts. Bake 10 min.
  • Reduce temperature to 375°F; bake torte 25 min. or until center is set. Cool completely. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen torte. Remove rim. Refrigerate torte 3 hours.

Healthy Living

Save 30 calories and 3g of fat per serving by preparing with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.

Substitute

Substitute finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans for the almonds.

Substitute

Substitute Granny Smith or Jonagold apples for the pears.

Servings

  • 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 280
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 135mg
Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 21g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from I added extra cinnamon to the pear layer and substituted walnuts for the almonds. I added extra cinnamon to the pear layer and substituted walnuts for the almonds. Next time I make it, I'll use less sugar in the pear layer. In my oven, which may run cool, I had to cook the tarte about 20 minutes longer than suggested, but that may be because I think I added more pears than in the recipe (I didn't measure, so am not sure). The guests we had over loved it. I think it would also be good with some raisins in the pear layer.
Date published: 2006-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great recipe for pears. Really great recipe for pears. Each year I have so many pears from our tree and to have a different recipe to use instead of the usual pear cobbler, pie or bread is great. Made 3 tortes last month, one to keep, 2 to share, everyone loved it and asked for more. I made 3 more last night, 2 to give to family. I recommend this as an easy tasty dessert for everyone.
Date published: 2009-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! Delicious! The dough is a little sticky to work with, if you have a small one-handed roller, like Pampered Chef sells, dip it in flour and roll the dough into the pan. I have made this twice, and it does take me more like 45 minutes to prep it, but it's worth it, it gets rave reviews! I use the 1/3 less fat cream cheese too, and it's fine.
Date published: 2008-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have made this recipe numberous times. I have made this recipe numberous times. Everyone has enjoyed it. The first time I made it with fresh pears...the pears were crunchy...so I have used canned pears and like the results better. I have also made it with apples and with peaches. It presents nicely, looking like you spent hours making it when you actually haven't!
Date published: 2005-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good, would avoid using fat free cream cheese- need the full flavor and fat for it to set... Very good, would avoid using fat free cream cheese- need the full flavor and fat for it to set right. Had this at a dinner party and eventhough my guests were stuffed I made them try this- they ate everything that was on their plate! You can always find room for dessert with this simple- yet elegant recipe!
Date published: 2006-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would suggest to use pears that are a bit under ripe. I would suggest to use pears that are a bit under ripe. While slicing the pears they more or less fell apart, so while the torte was very tasty, it was not very eye appealing. Also, the cooking time seems to be very off. I ended up cooking the torte for much longer than the recipe suggested.
Date published: 2006-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was so pretty! This was so pretty! Everyone loved it, even though some people thought it tasted just like apple pie. It took a LOT longer to cook than the recommendation, though. Could be my oven. In any case, it turned out sweet and delicious, and really did look like it took more work than it did. Yummy!
Date published: 2006-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made 3 of these for a function, using the 1/3 less fat cream cheese. I made 3 of these for a function, using the 1/3 less fat cream cheese. It was very easy to make and the cooking time was right on the mark. It turned out great and was a hit with everyone. The only time consuming part was peeling and cutting the pears! Worth every minute.
Date published: 2007-11-11
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