Almond Pear Torte Recipe
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Yum! This recipe combines cheesecake, pears and nutmeg for a scrumptious holiday dessert. I sprinkle slivered almonds on top. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Featured In: Pear Desserts
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups thinly sliced peeled fresh pears
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the flour, butter, sugar, almonds and nutmeg. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, brown sugar and extract until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust.
For topping, combine brown sugar and nutmeg. Add pears; toss to coat. Arrange over top. Sprinkle with almonds.
Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Almond Pear Torte in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2011, p22

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 388 calories, 26g fat (14g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups thinly sliced peeled fresh pears
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, butter, sugar, almonds and nutmeg. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, brown sugar and extract until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust.
  3. For topping, combine brown sugar and nutmeg. Add pears; toss to coat. Arrange over top. Sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Almond Pear Torte in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2011, p22

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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

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