Our Pear + Roasted Almond Cream Cheese Tart is truly a special dessert. It whispers Autumn in warm and toasted tones and is the ultimate dessert to end an intimate dinner party.
A simple Tart that can be assembled and baked in less than an hour. We’ve dressed it in Candied Glass Pears, drizzled it in a Fresh Pear Coulis and finished it off with a dollop of Vanilla Bean Chantilly Cream.
Do make sure that you wrap your springform pan in heavy-duty foil, as per the instructions! The butter can find its way out of the bottom of the pan and will scorch on the bottom of the oven. The foil keeps it contained and your oven clean and your house smoke-free!!
A few easy steps that yield a dessert beyond compare. The hint of sea salt from our Pan Roasted Almonds cuts the sweetness of this tart perfectly.
While this isn’t a cheesecake it does have some cheesecake like qualities.
Always Chill after Cooling: Once your tart has cooled off, be sure to allow it to chill overnight. This practice ensures that the tart has the proper texture and is set properly. Cutting this tart before chilling will give you a custard-like quality, which is not what we are looking for when serving. Chilling produces a rich, smooth, mouth-watering texture just like with a cheesecake.
How to Cut a Tart
Prior to cutting: hold a long non-serrated knife under hot tap water for a minute. Wipe the knife off on a clean kitchen towel before making every cut.
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How to Store a Tart
- Freshly baked tart will keep in the fridge for about 1 week, securely covered with plastic wrap.
- Tarts also freeze extremely well! Once your tart is set and firm, set in the freezer for about an hour. Then remove and wrap tightly with plastic wrap and then a layer of heavy duty aluminum foil. properly stored it will preserve its highest quality for 2 months.
- To serve after freezing, thaw for a few hours on the counter top or overnight in the fridge. Then cut, top and serve!
How to Make Pear & Almond Cream Cheese Tart
Our Pear and Roasted Almond Cream Cheese Tart is truly a special dessert. It whispers Autumn in warm and toasted tones and tastes. It's the perfect dessert to end an intimate dinner party.
- 1 cup (227 grams) butter softened
- 3/4 cup (150 grams) sugar
- 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
- 16 oz. (2 blocks) cream cheese softened
- 2/3 cup (130 grams) sugar
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup (130 grams) sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 5 cups sliced pears about 5 medium pears
- 1/2 cup pan roasted almonds see above link for directions
Preheat the oven to 425°F/218°C. Wrap a 9-inch Springform Pan in heavy-duty aluminum foil and line with parchment paper. Set Aside.
Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and add the flour. Spread into the bottom and halfway up the sides of the parchment lined 9-inch Springform Pan, you can use the back of a metal spoon to smooth it out and spread it out uniformly. (it is a naturally sticky dough, you can also run the spoon under hot water and wipe off, then spread).
Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until well blended on medium speed. Add the eggs one at a time until blended, then add the pure vanilla extract and blend until combined.
Pour over the crust and spread out evenly.
Mix the sugar and Cinnamon, set aside. Slice the pears and then gently dip each slice into the cinnamon and sugar mixture coating both sides. Then arrange on the top of the filling. Sprinkle with the Roasted Almonds.
Place in the preheated 425°F/218°C and bake for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes has passed lower the oven temperature to 350°F/176°C and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until set. remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for 3 hours.
- Prep time is approximate.
- Highly suggested that you refrigerate overnight after cooling completely.
- Run a thin rubber spatula around the outside of the tart to loosen the sides from the pan. release the springform pan. Slice, garnish and serve.
Looking for more Fall Dessert Recipes? Check out our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce, it’s a break from traditional pie.
Our Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread with Cinnamon Oat Topping is always a hit too and it’s the perfect bite for breakfast or an indulgent dessert with a drizzle of icing.
wow! This looks amazing!!!! Too bad I can’t cook worth a darn! However…I may print this out for my husband….
Hi Jen, thanks for passing this along to your husband, it’s crazy easy to whip up! ?
Oooooooooohhhh!!!! Looks Delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try it!
Thank you, Laura! This is a great treat, and the flavor combination really sings. Please be sure and tag us @meangreenchef or #meangreenchef ?
This looks and sounds delicious. I’m not a big dessert person but I do love pears! Thanks
Hey Nikki! Since this isn’t overly sweet, this is a great dessert for someone who isn’t a big dessert person. Thanks so much for checking it out! ?
You certainly know your stuff. I love how unique everything you make is! This site is a gem!
Hi Tricia, thank you so very much! I may frame this quote 🙂 ?
Sounds and looks delicious!
Thanks so much, Katie!! ?
Your tart looks yummy! I particularly appreciated the tips on how to properly cut and store it as I have actually never made a tart before (baking isn’t something I do all that often as I have a diabetic husband).
Thank you, Dawn! So glad that the tips are helpful, maybe we could do a savory tart you could make for your husband. Let me know if you’d like to see something here and I’ll make sure it happens! ?
Oh wow. This looks amazing! I love pears.
Hey Katie, I agree pears are delicious! Thanks so much for checking out our recipe! ?
I must try this for my boys. We have a pear tree that’s dropping tons of pears. Maybe I should do this for neighbor gifts as well.
Hi Kari, this is a wonderful gift any time of the year, especially if you have a pear tree! It’s really simple to make too, once your prep is done. Thanks so much for checking it out. Please be sure and tag us @meangreenchef or #meangreenchef ?
Wow, you are so talented. This sounds so good and I like how detailed your instructions are.
Thank you so much, Susan! I’m glad that find the instructions helpful too ?
Looks delicious! I love cheesecake, so I’m guessing I’d like this cream cheese tart as well.
Hi Tonya, thank you! Cream cheese makes an exceptional tart, thank you so much for checking it out!?
Uh, this sounds yummy! I’m pinning this recipe to remember and give it a try!
Thank you, Jo, I love seeing our Pins on friends boards! Please be sure and tag us @meangreenchef or #meangreenchef ?
You always make such pretty food! This looks delicious!
Thank you, Nicki!! It’s super tasty! ?
It looks too beautiful to eat! But it sounds super yummy, too!
Hi Jocelyn, thanks so much! It does make a very pretty tart, appreciate you checking out our recipe! ?
It looks delicious! Perfect for this time of the year!
Thanks so much, Flor! It is a perfect fall/winter treat! ?
This is beautiful! Can’t wait to try it!
Thank you, Michele! Please be sure and tag us @meangreenchef or #meangreenchef ?
Thank you, Laura! ?
Looks delish! I love the candied pears! Thanks for sharing,
Thank you, Lauri! The candied pears are fun to make too!
Your pictures always look gorgeous. I finally got a springform pan so I just might have to try this recipe.
Hi Monica, woohoo congrats on the new springform pan! They’re really helpful for a ton of recipes, please be sure and tag us @meangreenchef or #meangreenchef ?
Looks and sounds delicious!
Thank you, Rosanna! ?
This looks so delicious! I love pears and I think they would be lovely in a cream cheese tart.
Hi Jennifer! The pears and cream cheese really do make a lovely tart, thanks so much for checking out our recipe! ?
This looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing?
Hi Robin, thanks so much!?
I’ve never seen a recipe like this! It looks delicious! Those almonds really kick the recipe up a notch.
Hi Kathryn! Thank you so much for the compliments, the pan-toasted almonds really do take it up a notch! ?
I love tarts! But I must say I’ve never seen this one before. This looks like a must try!
Thanks so much, Dennis! Really appreciate you checking out our recipe ?
I love pears! I bet this recipe will be delicious!
Thank you, Kirsten! Please be sure and tag us @meangreenchef or #meangreenchef ?
Your pictures are amazing. Its like I could reach out and touch it. Great post and recipe.
Thanks so much, Kathy!! ??
This looks like such a delicious treat! Pears, almonds….yum! While not something we could make in our home due to food allergies, I would devour a piece of this if out at a restaurant or visiting a friend who made it. The pictures are so tempting.
Hi T.M, thanks so much! If you ever get down to south Florida give me a holler we are collaborating to do a few pop-up dinners this year! ?
Looks wonderful! I think I can adapt this recipe using vegan ingredients and coconut sugar.
Please be sure to let us know how your version turns out, Cindy! It’s always so nice to have alternatives for readers, thanks for stopping by to check out our recipe. 🙌
What a great looking dessert. I love the dried pears on top.
Thanks, Erika! The candied pears set it off and they taste great too 🙂
This looks amazing and I have all the ingredients to make it! Can’t wait!!
Awesome, can’t wait to hear how it turns out, Jeniffer! 🙂
This looks amazing! Pears and almonds are a wonderful flavor combination!
Thanks so much, Morgan, it is a pretty great flavor combo! 🙂
Well, you say it’s easy so that makes me think I could really make something this beautiful. Again, the details of the process and other tips are so helpful. I so appreciate the time and care that goes into your posts. My husband loves pears and almond flavors, this would be a great birthday surprise for him!
Awww, thank you so much, Beth, this means the world to me! You can definitely make this if your hub loves pears and almond flour I’m sure this would be a great surprise for him on his Birthday 🤗🤗🤗
Pears instead of apples. What a nice spin on seasonal baking. Eager to adapt this one and give it a whirl.
It’s a terrific flavor combo and quite showy with a little bit of work! Thanks for checking it out Karen 🙂
This is a beautiful dessert. So creative.
Thanks, so much Erika, so glad that you like it! 🙂
I just love your pictures. This pear tart looks so amazing- and would be delicious with a great cup of coffee!
Thank you, Tamara! I appreciate the compliments on my photography, I love shooting food it’s so much fun to show off its beauty 🙂