This pear tart recipe uses fresh pears and a few pantry staples to make a sweet, fruity, deliciously simple dessert completely from scratch. A simple, frugal, tasty way to use up some pears when they’re abundant and in season! Just open up a bottle of Thaleró by Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades to complement this elegant dessert and enjoy!



  • 3 tbs butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts


  • 225gr cream cheese
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 450gr fresh pears, thinly sliced
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
  2. Beat the butter, sugar and cinnamon until crumbly. Beat in the flour and walnuts.
  3. Press onto bottom and up sides of a 23cm tart pan with a removable bottom coated with cooking spray.
  4. For the filling, beat the cream cheese and ¼ cup sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  5. Spread the filling into the crust and arrange the pears over the top.
  6. Mix the cinnamon and remaining sugar and sprinkle over the pears.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes then reduce oven setting to 170°C and bake until the filling is set, about 15-20 minutes.
  8. Cool for one hour on a wire rack and refrigerate at least two hours before serving next to a glass of Thaleró by Oenou Yi-Ktima Vassiliades!

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