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Almond Pear Cream Cheese Torte

  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes (Total Time 4 Hours 5 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 12
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter Or Margarine, Softened
  • 1 cup Sugar, Divided
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 pkg. (8 ounce) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 cups Sliced Peeled Pears (about 4 Medium Pears)
  • 1/4 cup PLANTERS Sliced Almonds
  • 1 Eggs
  • PREHEAT oven to 425°F. Beat butter and 1/3 cup of the sugar in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Spread firmly onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.

    BEAT cream cheese and 1/3 cup of the remaining sugar in same bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Spread evenly over crust. Combine remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Add to pears in large bowl; toss to coat. Arrange over cream cheese layer; sprinkle with almonds.

    BAKE 10 min. Reduce temperature to 375°F; continue baking 25 min. or until center is set. Cool on wire rack. Loosen torte from rim of pan. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours before serving. Store leftover torte in refrigerator.

    RECIPE COURTESY OF KRAFT FOODS