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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.

Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte | www.diethood.com | Delicious, sweet and silky Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte, prepared with a cream cheese mixture atop an almond-flour crust, and garnished with fresh pears. | #recipe #cheesecake



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.

Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte | www.diethood.com | Delicious, sweet and silky Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte, prepared with a cream cheese mixture atop an almond-flour crust, and garnished with fresh pears. | #recipe #cheesecake

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!

Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte | www.diethood.com | Delicious, sweet and silky Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte, prepared with a cream cheese mixture atop an almond-flour crust, and garnished with fresh pears. | #recipe #cheesecake

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Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte | www.diethood.com | Delicious, sweet and silky Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte, prepared with a cream cheese mixture atop an almond-flour crust, and garnished with fresh pears. | #recipe #cheesecake
Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Delicious, sweet and silky Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte, prepared with a cream cheese mixture atop an almond-flour crust, and garnished with fresh pears.
Servings: 12
Calories: 159 kcal
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
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In your mixer's bowl combine butter and sugar; beat until creamy.
  4. Add rum extract and almond flour; continue to mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  5. Press mixture onto the bottom of prepared pan; set aside.
  6. In your mixer's bowl combine cream cheese and sugar; beat until well blended.
  7. Add vanilla and egg; continue to mix until thoroughly incorporated and smooth.
  8. Using an offset spatula, spread the cream cheese mixture on top of prepared crust.
  9. Arrange pears in a fan-like fashion.
  10. In a bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pears.
  11. Top with almonds.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes; reduce temperature to 375 and continue to bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until center is set.
  13. Cool completely.
  14. Remove rim and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  15. Cut and serve.
Recipe Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD Inspired by: Kraft Recipes

WW SmartPoints: 7

Nutrition Facts
Pear Almond Cheesecake Torte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 21g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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26 Responses
  1. Savvy Leah

    This has been my go to for every pot luck and holiday I’ve baked for in the last two years. Seriously! This recipe is dangerously good. I even took it to a ‘Lord of the Rings’ themed harvest feast last year, it fit right in.
    In fact this Torte is the whole reason I finally got a spring form pan! Yes, I’d been making it in pie plates.

    I’ve tried a few different variations since I started baking this. I’ve used almond extract in place of the rum a few times, and it was still scrumptious! The biggest risk I’ve taken in experimenting with the recipe was trading the pears for peaches. It was still lovely, but my preference is still Pears.

    Thank you SO much for sharing your heavenly torte. I’m addicted.

  2. CHRISTINE

    I have made this twice following this recipe. Although delicious, I suspect there is something incorrect about the amount of butter in the crust. It is too sticky to “press” into the pan and does not go up the sides. WHen baking, an enormous amount of grease leaks out. Every other version of this same recipe online uses half the amount of butter given here. Maybe more is added due to the use of the almond flour? It is quite delicious and my guests devoured it, but I think if i make it again I will try with less butter and maybe a combo of almond flour and something else keeping it gluten free. I also found the rum flavoring a bit overpowering so used half rum half vanilla for my second one.
    Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  3. 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 :–)

  4. 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.

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