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Fruit Tart Recipe

Fruit Tart Recipe

This pretty pastry is quick and easy to prepare yet looks like it came from a fancy bakery. Baked in a tart pan, it's quite delicate looking. --Peggy Fleming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 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 pears, drained and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. Coat a 9-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom with cooking spray; set aside. In a small mixing bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar for 2 minutes or until crumbly. Beat in flour and nuts. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of prepared pan.
  • 2. In another small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in 1/4 cup sugar, egg and vanilla; spread over crust. Arrange pears over cream cheese layer. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over pears.
  • 3. 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 before slicing. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe Note

TEST KITCHEN TIP Slice the pears thinly. The more you have to layer over the filling, the more impressive it will look.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 204 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"This is one of my favorite Taste of Home recipes. It's easy to make and delicious - a perfect way to end a nice dinner."

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