Delicious, sweet and silky Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte, prepared with a cream cheese mixture atop an almond-flour crust, and garnished with fresh pears.

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Friends. This. This cheesecake is beyond! That’s it. It’s my new favorite cheesecake. I love me the classic New York Cheesecake, but this? This was phenomenal! SO good!

In other news, the other day, or month, I had a $45 Amazon credit so I went shopping. Of course. And in the end I ended up with a bill of $275.38.

Right… as if you’ve never done that. Aha.

But, seriously. What did I even buy?? 

For starters, I now have a 10-pound bag of almond flour to use up, thus I just keep making you all these almond-flour goodies. Like that Flourless Carrot Cake from last week. That cake is damn-good…make it! Or the Chocolate Raspberry Macarons from the week before! EEEP!

I think all this almond flour mess means less carbs?! Gluten free-ish?! I’m clueless. You definitely know more than me.

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This picture? It says it all. Smooth, silky, sweet, and just a tad bit crunchy.

You see, as I was trying to think of different ways to use some of this almond meal, I thought, let me first dump it in my mixer’s bowl and then I’ll figure it out. All was good. All was healthy. Until… I threw in a stick of butter. And lots o’ sugar. I poured in some rum extract, too, for good measure. BUT, as you can see, I tried to come back by adding some fresh fruit on top. Balance – it’s where it’s at.

If you are one of those people that could care less for sweet, sugary, come-to-mama-you-sweet-thaaaaang desserts, then this is probably not for you. Make a Taco Casserole, instead.

However, if you are into really sweet desserts, make this now! It takes about 8 minutes to prep it – the rest is done in the oven. I have made this cheesecake torte a gazillion times, but with all-purpose flour, and I have yet to say that I’ve had enough of it. Now, after the addition of almond flour, it is even better! Besides, my mom already put in her order for Mother’s Day – she said not to show up without this cake in my hands. Um…okay!

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ENJOY!

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Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 12

Pear Almond Torte Diethood Recipe Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte

Delicious, sweet and silky Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte, prepared with a cream cheese mixture atop an almond-flour crust, and garnished with fresh pears.

Ingredients

    For The Crust
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • For The Filling
  • 1 package (8-ounces) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • For The Topping
  • 2 Anjou Pears, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl combine butter and sugar; beat until creamy.
  • Add rum extract and almond flour; continue to mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  • Press mixture onto the bottom of prepared pan; set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl combine cream cheese and sugar; beat until well blended.
  • Add vanilla and egg; continue to mix until thoroughly incorporated and smooth.
  • Using an offset spatula, spread the cream cheese mixture on top of prepared crust.
  • Arrange pears in a fan-like fashion.
  • In a bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pears.
  • Top with almonds.
  • Bake for 10 minutes; reduce temperature to 375 and continue to bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until center is set.
  • Cool completely.
  • Remove rim and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Cut and serve.

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  1. cristina August 3, 2014 at 4:45 AM - Reply

    Wow, what a gorgeous and delicious looking dessert and luv that it uses almond flour! It’s a must make!!

  2. Kim Beaulieu March 4, 2014 at 6:57 PM - Reply

    This would be breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert at my house.

  3. Aimee @ Simple Bites February 28, 2014 at 7:56 AM - Reply

    Completely stunning tart!

  4. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen February 27, 2014 at 4:09 AM - Reply

    It’s beautiful, I’ll take a nice big slice!

  5. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg February 26, 2014 at 9:16 AM - Reply

    This looks divine!

  6. Ramona February 25, 2014 at 5:57 PM - Reply

    Wow, that is seriously impressive!

  7. Rose February 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM - Reply

    Looks great Kate!
    Good job!

  8. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs February 25, 2014 at 8:46 AM - Reply

    Did you just put together pears, almond flour and cheesecake??? Hello, my new favorite person ever! What a wonderful combo, this cheesecake looks delicious. Aaahhh, I need it in my life right now.
    And your shots are gorgeous as well, I’m in awe :–)

    • Katerina Petrovska February 25, 2014 at 9:13 AM - Reply

      Thanks SO much!! This cheesecake is plain amazing. Everyone should try it. My mom, she is about 100 lbs., she eats half of it every time I make it. I’m not allowed to make it and not call her over. :-)

  9. Dionne Baldwin February 25, 2014 at 12:20 AM - Reply

    Pear and almond is an excellent combo, but a cheesecake torte?? I have to add this to my to do list. Gladly!

  10. Trish - Mom On Timeout February 24, 2014 at 10:03 PM - Reply

    I am so in love with pears! This torte looks ah-mazing Kate! Gorgeous!

  11. Laura Dembowski February 24, 2014 at 8:51 PM - Reply

    This is seriously the best looking cheesecake ever. I just ate dinner and dessert but now I want a slice or five of this!

  12. Tonia February 24, 2014 at 4:34 PM - Reply

    I love everything about this! It looks like it would be amazing to eat!

  13. Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM - Reply

    So, so gorgeous. Love these flavors!

  14. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie February 24, 2014 at 1:19 PM - Reply

    Such a pretty dessert, and great flavors to boot.

  15. Maggie Unzueta @ Mama Maggie's Kitchen February 24, 2014 at 12:17 PM - Reply

    You made a grown woman drool! Want. want. want some cheescake!!!

  16. easyfoodsmith February 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM - Reply

    OMG! The cheesecake looks gorgeous and so luscious. Great post.

  17. Angie@Angie's Recipes February 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Reply

    A gorgeous cheesecake, Kate. I love the pairing with pears.

  18. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) February 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM - Reply

    This cheesecake torte looks absolutely incredible!!

  19. Kirsten February 24, 2014 at 8:25 AM - Reply

    Kate,
    I am famous for buying a giant container of ____ and then having to figure out how to use it all up.

    You will notice a number of recipes involving dried cherries on my blog. Just sayin’ . . .

    This looks yummy–and I bet the flavor is tremendous.

  20. A_Boleyn February 24, 2014 at 12:38 AM - Reply

    The cheesecake seems to have a nice balance of crust, filling and fruit. I bet it tastes delicious.

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