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



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • 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 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; 16.8 g total fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 124 mg sodium. 37.8 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g protein; Full Nutrition