Pear-Pecan Tart

Pear-Pecan Tart

No fancy equipment required. Use a pizza pan to build this tart of orange glaze, cream cheese, fresh fruit and rich pecans.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

3:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

Butter Crust
1 1/3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
2/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
Orange Glaze
1
cup granulated sugar
3
tablespoons cornstarch
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup orange juice
1/2
cup water
Filling
2
packages (3 oz each) cream cheese, softened
4
cups sliced pears (4 to 5 medium)
1/2
cup chopped pecans
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease and flour 12-inch pizza pan. In medium bowl, mix flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter, using fork or pastry blender, until crumbly. Press firmly and evenly against bottom and side of pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light brown; cool.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in orange juice and water. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; cool.
  3. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; spread on cooled crust. Arrange pears on cream cheese. Sprinkle with pecans. Spoon orange glaze over top. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Can’t live without chocolate? Stir 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips into the cream cheese before spreading it on the crust.
Substitution
Pears not in season right now? Peaches make a good alternative.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 170 ),
  • Total Fat 19 g
    • (Saturated Fat 10 g,),
  • Cholesterol 45 mg;
  • Sodium 160 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 47 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2 g,
  • Protein 3 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.