Scandinavian Pear Tart


This luscious dessert combines the flavors of almond, cinnamon, cardamom, cream cheese, and pear to create a tart that will not soon be forgotten!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 50 mins
1 9-inch tart



  • cooking spray

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup finely chopped almonds


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ¾ teaspoon almond extract

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


  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
17g Fat
38g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 137mg 3%

* 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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