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.
Yield: 12 people
- 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 cream cheese mixture:
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!