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Pear Tart

 Pear Tart
This pretty pastry from Kathryn Rogers of Suisun City, California looks like it came from a fancy bakery. "My sister-in-law brought this fruity dessert to dinner one night, and we all went back for seconds. It is truly scrumptious," says Kathryn.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sugar sliced pears, drained and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup of sugar for 2 minutes or
  • until crumbly. Beat in flour and nuts. Press onto the bottom and up
  • the sides of a 9-in. fluted tart pan with a removable bottom coated
  • with cooking spray.
  • In another bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in 1/4 cup
  • sugar, egg and vanilla; spread over the crust. Arrange pears over
  • cream cheese mixture. Combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar;
  • sprinkle over pears.
  • Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 15-20
  • minutes longer or until filling is set and a thermometer reads
  • 160°. Cool for 1 hour on a wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 2
  • hours before serving. Remove sides of pan and slice. Yield: 12

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Directions (continued)

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Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 slice) equals 192 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.