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Honey and Cheese Pear Tart

Honey and Cheese Pear Tart

Pear season is here! I think pears pair amazingly with cheese and honey so that was the inspiration for this recipe. I had recently bought some amazing local honey that I decided would be great with this recipe. You’ve probably noticed that I love fresh herbs on desserts, fresh rosemary is the most delicious with this tart so don’t be afraid to garnish! It’s quite tasty!

Special tools: extra long non-stick tart pan (14×4.5 inches)

Honey and Cheese Pear Tart

October 8, 2018
: 6 servings
: 20 min
: 1 hr 45 min
: 2 hr 5 min
: Easy


  • Tart
  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Filling
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 pears, sliced lengthwise about 1/4 inch thick (no ends)
  • Garnish
  • Honey
  • Almond slices, toasted
  • Rosemary, fresh (optional)
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 325F and grease a tart pan.
  • Step 2 In a food processor, process nuts until the texture is coarse (do not over process, you want some nut pieces for crunch). Add almond flour, sugar, and salt and process again.
  • Step 3 Add butter and quickly pulse the mixture.
  • Step 4 Add yolk and vanilla extra and pulse until a dough forms.
  • Step 5 Press the dough onto the bottom of the pan and along the sides. Place in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Step 6 Take out pan and, with a fork, pierce the bottom of the tart in multiple locations all over.
  • Step 7 Bake for 30 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  • Step 8 In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add egg, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt and mix.
  • Step 9 Pour the cream cheese mixture into the tart and smooth out surface.
  • Step 10 Arrange pear slices on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Step 11 Return to oven and bake for an additional 45 minutes (or until the cream cheese is slightly browned).
  • Step 12 Remove and allow to cool to the touch.
  • Step 13 Top with fresh rosemary and almonds. Drizzle honey over tart.

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