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Apple Pear Cream Cheese Tart

A delicious Fall favorite of apples and pears layered over a smooth cream cheese filling with a sugar cookie-like crust.
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time35 mins
Refrigeration time3 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, cream cheese, Fall, make ahead, pears, tart
Yield: 12 people
Calories: 264kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cups apples, (like Granny Smith or McIntosh for tart flavor) peeled, cored, and sliced (or chopped)
  • 2 cups pears, peeled, cored, and sliced (or chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds


For the crust:

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Beat butter and 1/3 cup sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour; mix thoroughly. Spread onto bottom and up 1 inch on the sides of a 9-inch spring form pan. (use the same bowl for the next step)

For cream cheese mixture:

  • Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar with electric mixer until well blended. Add egg and extracts until thoroughly mixed. Spread evenly over crust.

For the fruit:

  • Mix the 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the sliced fruit in a bowl or in a bag to even coat all sides of the apples and pears. Arrange the fruit on the cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with the almonds.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375° and bake another 25 minutes or until center is set.
  • Cool on wire rack. Loosen the sides of pan, cover, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Enjoy!


Calories: 264kcal