PEAR ALMOND CREAM CHEESE TORTE
Pear Almond Cream Cheese Torte
- Cooking Time: 35
- Servings: 8
- Preparation Time: 30
- 1/2 C (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1 C sugar, divided
- 1 C flour
- 1 pkg (8oz.) cream cheese
- 1 ea egg
- 1/2 tsp almond extract OR vanilla
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 4 C sliced peeled pears
- 1/4 C sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 425*F.
Beat butter & 1/3 c sugar in small bowl until light, fluffy & smooth.
Add flour; mix well.
Spread firmly onto bottom and 1" up sides of 9" springform pan.
Beat cream cheese & 1/3 c sugar in same bowl until well blended.
Add egg & vanilla; mix well.
Spread evenly over crust.
Combine remaining 1/3 c sugar and cinnamon.
Add to sliced pears in large bowl. Toss to coat.
Arrange over cream cheese mix: sprinkle with almonds.
Bake 10 min.
Reduce temp to 375*; continue baking 25 min. or until center is set.
Cool on wire rack.
Loosen torte from rim of pan.
Cover and chill 3 hr. before serving.
Remove from pan and serve.