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Scandinavian Pear Tart


Ingredients

Crust:

cooking spray

cooking spray

½ cup white sugar

½ cup white sugar

3 tablespoons butter, softened

3 tablespoons butter, softened

¾ cup all-purpose flour

¾ cup all-purpose flour

⅓ cup finely chopped almonds

⅓ cup finely chopped almonds

Filling:

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

¼ cup white sugar

¼ cup white sugar

1 egg

1 egg

¾ teaspoon almond extract

¾ teaspoon almond extract

1 (15 ounce) can pears, drained and thinly sliced

1 (15 ounce) can pears, drained and thinly sliced

Topping:

1 tablespoon white sugar

1 tablespoon white sugar

¾ teaspoon ground cardamom

¾ teaspoon ground cardamom

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Coat a 9-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom with cooking spray.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Coat a 9-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom with cooking spray.

Beat sugar and butter together in a small bowl until crumbly. Beat in flour and almonds. Press over the bottom and up the sides of the prepared tart pan.

Beat sugar and butter together in a small bowl until crumbly. Beat in flour and almonds. Press over the bottom and up the sides of the prepared tart pan.

Beat cream cheese in another small bowl until smooth. Beat in sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Spread over the crust. Arrange pear slices over the cream cheese layer.

Beat cream cheese in another small bowl until smooth. Beat in sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Spread over the crust. Arrange pear slices over the cream cheese layer.

Combine sugar, cardamom, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the pears.

Combine sugar, cardamom, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the pears.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking until filling is set and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), 15 to 20 minutes.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking until filling is set and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), 15 to 20 minutes.

Cool tart on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing.

Cool tart on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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