The food processor makes preparing this cheesecake pie made with fresh pears and an almond crust quick and easy.

Pear Cheesecake Pie

This delicious cheesecake-style pie is prepared completely in the food processor, making it a quick and incredibly easy dessert to prepare at the last minute for any occasion.

The combination of cinnamon, almonds, and pears over a light cheesecake filling is simply divine.

Pear Cheesecake Pie

Pear Cheesecake Pie

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The food processor makes preparing this cheesecake pie made with fresh pears and an almond crust quick and easy.

Ingredients

  • 1 package, 8-ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can, 29-ounce Bartlett pear halves, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the crust:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground almonds

Instructions

  • Place oven rack in lower portion of oven and preheat to 425°F. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick spray.
  • In a food processor, pulse sugar and butter until well combined. Add flour and pulse until crumbly. Add ground almonds and process until the consistency is like wet sand. Reserve 1/2 cup and set aside. Press remainder of crust evenly into the pie plate.
  • In the same food processor, process the cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Pour into the crust, then arrange pear halves in a circle on top.
  • Mix the cinnamon into the reserved crust mixture and sprinkle over the top. Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350°F and bake another 35 to 40 minutes, until crust is golden brown and filling is set (when a knife is inserted, it should come out clean).
  • Remove to a cooling rack and cool for 20 minutes. The pie can be served warm or chilled.
  • This recipe is inspired by a tart with a walnut crust in Marlene Sorosky’s “Fast & Festive Meals for the Jewish Holidays” (out of print).
Calories: 245kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 46mg, Sodium: 133mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 17g
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