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almond pear cream cheese torte

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups sliced peeled pears (about 4 medium pears)
  • 1/4 cup PLANTERS Sliced Almonds

Details

Adapted from kraftfoods.com

Preparation

Step 1

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.

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