This is a lovely tart to serve when pears are in season.

Gingersnap Pear Tart

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup gingersnap crumbs
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 + 1/4 cup sugar divided
  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 large pears peels and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides of a 9-in. spring form pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 5-8 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheeses until smooth. Beat in 1/3 cup sugar, flour and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into crust.
  • In a small combine the pears, cinnamon and remaining sugar; arrange pear slices over cream cheese mixture. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until almost set. Immediately run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and serve
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