Chow down on this easy-to-make Pear Tarts Recipe. Pears tossed with brown sugar, cinnamon and PLANTERS Nuts make this Pear Tarts Recipe a winner.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. flour, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, divided
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
3 pears (1-1/4 lb.), peeled, thinly sliced
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. chopped PLANTERS Pecans
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 400ºF.
Place 1 cup flour in large bowl. Cut half the cream cheese into cubes. Add to flour along with the butter; cut with pastry blender of 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Shape dough into 2 balls; flatten each into disk. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Place 1 disk of dough between 2 lightly floured sheets of waxed paper; roll into 7-inch round. Discard top sheet of waxed paper. Invert dough onto one end of large baking sheet. Discard second sheet of waxed paper. Repeat with remaining dough, inverting onto opposite end of baking sheet.
Spread half of the remaining cream cheese into 4-inch circle on center of each dough round.
Toss pears with sugar, cinnamon, nuts and remaining flour; spoon over cream cheese. Fold edges of crusts over pears. (Center of tarts will remaining uncovered.)
Bake 20 min. or until pears are softened and crusts are golden brown, covering loosely with foil the last 5 min. Cool.
Toss pears with 1/4 tsp. vanilla in addition to the sugar, cinnamon, nuts and remaining flour before spooning over the cream cheese on pastry rounds.
Looking for something sweet? One serving of this warm fruit tart will hit the spot when served with a cold glass of fat free milk.
Refrigerate any leftovers.
Substitute sliced apples, fresh peaches or plums for the pears.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, 1/4 tart each
* 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.