Almond-Pear Cream Cheese Torte

Apple pear cream cheese torte

Ingredients Directions
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 pkg (8-oz) Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups sliced peeled pears
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 425 F. Beat butter and 1/3 cup of the sugar in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Spread firmly onto bottom and 1-inch up side of 9-inch spring form pan.

Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup of the remaining sugar in same bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Spread evenly over crust. Combine remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Add to pears in large bowl; toss to coat. Arrange over cream cheese layer; sprinkle with almonds.

Bake 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375 F; combine baking 25 minutes, or until center is set. Cool on wire rack. Loosen torte from rim of pan. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours before serving. Store leftover torte in refrigerator.

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