Joan's Pear Tart

READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Crust
  • 12
    cup butter
  • 13
    cup sugar
  • 14
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 34
    cup flour
  • 23
    cup finely chopped pecans
  • Filling
  • 8
    ounces cream cheese
  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 1
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    (29 ounce) can pear halves in natural juice, drained
  • 2 -4
    tablespoons cinnamon sugar
  • whipped cream (to garnish) (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Beat the first 4 ingredients together until well blended and then add the pecans to the mixture and mix well.
  • Press into an 11 inch round tart pan (use the one with a removable bottom for best presentation).
  • Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla for the filling and pour over the crust.
  • Arrange the drained pear halves in a pretty design on top and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes and then turn the heat down to 400 degrees and bake for an additional 25 minutes.
  • Remove side from tart pan to serve.
  • Serve warm and if desired garnish with whipped cream.
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