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Almond Pear Cream Cheese Torte Recipe

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This recipe for Almond Pear Cream Cheese Torte, by , is from The Lautermilch Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kathy Shingleton
Added: Sunday, May 3, 2009


1/2 C (1stick) butter or margarine softened
1 C sugar, divided
1 C flour
8 oz pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 C sliced peeled pears (about 4 medium pears)
1/4 C Planters Sliced Almonds

PREHEAT oven to 425 F.

Beat butter and 1/3 C of the sugar in a small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add flour, mix well.
Pat firmly onto bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan.

Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup of the remaining sugar in the same bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
Spread evenly over crust.

Combine remaining 1/3 cup of sugar and the cinnamon.
Add pears to mixture & toss to coat.
Arrange over cream cheese layer.
Sprinkle with almonds.

BAKE 10 minutes @ 425, then reduce temperature to 375 F and continue baking 25 minutes or until center is set.

Cool on wire rack.
Loosen torte from the rim pan.
Cover and refrigerate 3 hours before serving.

Store left over torte in refrigerator.

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Preparation Time:
30 min/ total 4 hr.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Make sure cream cheese and sugar are completely blended, free of lumps and smooth before adding any other ingredients.




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