Danna’s Pear Torte

A couple of years ago, during a girls’ night out, my friend Danna brought this.  I was hooked!  It’s so, so good and easy too!  It took a while to get the recipe from her, but I finally got it, made it and now I’m sharing it with you.:)  It’s also perfect now when the pears are in their full glory.  Enjoy!

For the crust:
-1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
-1/3 cup sugar
-1 cup flour
For the filling:
-8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
-1 egg
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/3 cup sugar
For topping:
-2 small pears, cored and thinly sliced
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 Tbs cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix crust ingredients until crumbly.  Press into pie dish on the bottom and up the sides.  Set aside.
Combine filling ingredients until nice and smooth.  Pour on top of crust.
Mix sugar and cinnamon.  Toss the pear slices with the mixture.  Arrange pears on top of filling.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.  Let it cool and enjoy!
Slightly adapted from my friend, Danna’s recipe.

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