Pear Almond Cream Cheese Tart

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Indulge in our Pear & Roasted Almond Cream Cheese Tart, a truly exquisite dessert. With its warm, toasted tones reminiscent of autumn, it serves as the perfect finale to an intimate dinner party.

An effortless tart that comes together and bakes in under an hour. Adorned with Candied Glass Pears, drizzled with Fresh Pear Coulis, and topped with a dollop of Vanilla Bean Chantilly Cream.

Pear + Almond Cream Cheese Tart overhead with colorful candied pears.

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!!

Pear and Almond Torte Recipe | Mean Green Chef

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. 

Pan Roasted Almonds Recipe | Mean Green Chef
Pan Roasted Almonds
Colored Glass Pears | Mean Green Chef
Candied Pears
Chantilly Cream Recipe | Mean Green Chef
Chantilly Cream
Pear + Almond Cream Cheese Tart

While this isn’t a cheesecake it does have some cheesecake like qualities.

After cooling your tart, ensure it chills overnight for the perfect texture. This step guarantees proper setting and prevents a custard-like consistency when cut prematurely. Just like with cheesecake, chilling results in a rich, smooth, mouth-watering texture.

Mastering the Art of Tart Cutting

To properly cut tarts for optimal presentation and serving:

  1. Choose the Right Tool: Select a sharp, thin-bladed knife for clean cuts without dragging or tearing the crust.

  2. Chill Before Cutting: For neat slices, chill the tart in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to firm up the filling and crust.

  3. Wipe the Blade: Before each cut, wipe the knife blade with a clean, damp cloth to prevent sticking and ensure smooth slicing.

  4. Slice with Precision: Use a gentle sawing motion to slice through the tart, applying even pressure from the tip to the base of the crust.

  5. Clean Between Cuts: After each slice, wipe the knife blade clean to prevent the filling from smearing and maintain sharp, defined edges.

  6. Serve with Care: Use a thin, flat spatula to lift each slice onto a serving plate, taking care not to disturb the filling or crust.

Safely Storing Cream Cheese Tart Leftovers

To preserve the freshness and flavor of cream cheese tart leftovers:

  1. Refrigerate Promptly: Place any remaining tart slices in an airtight container or cover the original tart pan tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate within two hours of serving to prevent bacterial growth.

  2. Keep Cold: Store the tart leftovers in the refrigerator at a temperature below 40°F (4°C) to maintain food safety and quality.

  3. Consume Within a Few Days: Cream cheese tart leftovers are best enjoyed within 2-3 days of refrigeration. Discard any leftovers that have been left out at room temperature for more than two hours.

  4. Protect from Absorbing Odors: Store the tart away from strong-smelling foods in the refrigerator to prevent it from absorbing unwanted flavors.

  5. Avoid Freezing: Cream cheese-based desserts like tarts do not freeze well due to the texture changes that occur upon thawing. It is best to consume them fresh or refrigerated rather than freezing.

By following these storage guidelines, you can safely enjoy cream cheese tart leftovers while preserving their quality and flavor.

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Pear + Almond Cream Cheese Tart overhead with colorful candied pears.

How to Make Pear & Almond Cream Cheese Tart

Pear and Almond Torte Recipe | Mean Green Chef

Pear Roasted 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.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Mean Green Chef

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup (227 grams) butter softened
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) sugar
  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 16 oz. (2 blocks) cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 cup (130 grams) sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Topping

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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. 

Crust

  • 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). 

Filling

  • 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. 

Topping

  • 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. 

Baking

  • 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. 

Notes

  • 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. 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Creative Recipe Ideas

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. 

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    1. wow! This looks amazing!!!! Too bad I can’t cook worth a darn! However…I may print this out for my husband….

      1. Hi Jen, thanks for passing this along to your husband, it’s crazy easy to whip up! ?

    2. Oooooooooohhhh!!!! Looks Delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

      1. Thank you, Laura! This is a great treat, and the flavor combination really sings. Please be sure and tag us @meangreenchef or #meangreenchef ?

    3. This looks and sounds delicious. I’m not a big dessert person but I do love pears! Thanks

      1. 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! ?

    4. Tricia Snow says:

      You certainly know your stuff. I love how unique everything you make is! This site is a gem!

      1. Hi Tricia, thank you so very much! I may frame this quote 🙂 ?

    5. Sounds and looks delicious!

      1. Thanks so much, Katie!! ?

    6. 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).

      1. 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! ?

    7. Oh wow. This looks amazing! I love pears.

      1. Hey Katie, I agree pears are delicious! Thanks so much for checking out our recipe! ?

    8. 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.

      1. 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 ?

    9. Susan Franklin says:

      Wow, you are so talented. This sounds so good and I like how detailed your instructions are.

      1. Thank you so much, Susan! I’m glad that find the instructions helpful too ?

    10. Tonya | the Writer Mom says:

      Looks delicious! I love cheesecake, so I’m guessing I’d like this cream cheese tart as well.

      1. Hi Tonya, thank you! Cream cheese makes an exceptional tart, thank you so much for checking it out!?

    11. Uh, this sounds yummy! I’m pinning this recipe to remember and give it a try!

      1. Thank you, Jo, I love seeing our Pins on friends boards! Please be sure and tag us @meangreenchef or #meangreenchef ?

    12. You always make such pretty food! This looks delicious!

      1. Thank you, Nicki!! It’s super tasty! ?

    13. It looks too beautiful to eat! But it sounds super yummy, too!

      1. Hi Jocelyn, thanks so much! It does make a very pretty tart, appreciate you checking out our recipe! ?

    14. It looks delicious! Perfect for this time of the year!

      1. Thanks so much, Flor! It is a perfect fall/winter treat! ?

    15. This is beautiful! Can’t wait to try it!

      1. Thank you, Michele! Please be sure and tag us @meangreenchef or #meangreenchef ?

    16. Laura Hardman says:

      Looks amazing!

      1. Thank you, Laura! ?

    17. Looks delish! I love the candied pears! Thanks for sharing,

      1. Thank you, Lauri! The candied pears are fun to make too!

    18. Your pictures always look gorgeous. I finally got a springform pan so I just might have to try this recipe.

      1. 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 ?

    19. Looks and sounds delicious!

      1. Thank you, Rosanna! ?

    20. This looks so delicious! I love pears and I think they would be lovely in a cream cheese tart.

      1. Hi Jennifer! The pears and cream cheese really do make a lovely tart, thanks so much for checking out our recipe! ?

    21. This looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing?

      1. Hi Robin, thanks so much!?

    22. I’ve never seen a recipe like this! It looks delicious! Those almonds really kick the recipe up a notch.

      1. Hi Kathryn! Thank you so much for the compliments, the pan-toasted almonds really do take it up a notch! ?

    23. I love tarts! But I must say I’ve never seen this one before. This looks like a must try!

      1. Thanks so much, Dennis! Really appreciate you checking out our recipe ?

    24. I love pears! I bet this recipe will be delicious!

      1. Thank you, Kirsten! Please be sure and tag us @meangreenchef or #meangreenchef ?

    25. Your pictures are amazing. Its like I could reach out and touch it. Great post and recipe.

      1. Thanks so much, Kathy!! ??

    26. 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.

    27. 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! ?

    28. Looks wonderful! I think I can adapt this recipe using vegan ingredients and coconut sugar.

      1. 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. 🙌

    29. What a great looking dessert. I love the dried pears on top.

      1. Thanks, Erika! The candied pears set it off and they taste great too 🙂

    30. This looks amazing and I have all the ingredients to make it! Can’t wait!!

      1. Awesome, can’t wait to hear how it turns out, Jeniffer! 🙂

    31. This looks amazing! Pears and almonds are a wonderful flavor combination!

      1. Thanks so much, Morgan, it is a pretty great flavor combo! 🙂

    32. 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!

      1. 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 🤗🤗🤗

    33. Pears instead of apples. What a nice spin on seasonal baking. Eager to adapt this one and give it a whirl.

      1. It’s a terrific flavor combo and quite showy with a little bit of work! Thanks for checking it out Karen 🙂

    34. This is a beautiful dessert. So creative.

      1. Thanks, so much Erika, so glad that you like it! 🙂

    35. I just love your pictures. This pear tart looks so amazing- and would be delicious with a great cup of coffee!

      1. Thank you, Tamara! I appreciate the compliments on my photography, I love shooting food it’s so much fun to show off its beauty 🙂

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