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Pear Blueberry Tart

Pear Blueberry Tart

This recipe for Pear and Blueberry Tart combines the juicy, softly sweet taste of pears with sweet and tart blueberries. We cook the fruit in Country Crock for buttery flavor and to cut down on the bake time. The cooked pears and blueberries get spooned over a velvety cream cheese layer making this tart simply irresistible.

This recipe for Pear and Blueberry Tart combines the juicy, softly sweet taste of pears with sweet and tart blueberries. We cook the fruit in Country Crock for buttery flavor and to cut down on the bake time. The cooked pears and blueberries get spooned over a velvety cream cheese layer making this tart simply irresistible.

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  • Preparation timePrep time15 min
  • Cooking timeCooking time45 min
  • ServingsPortions10

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup Country Crock® Spread, divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 large ripe pears, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 9-inch tart pan with no-stick cooking spray. Arrange prepared pan on cookie sheet; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, 6 tablespoons granulated sugar and salt in large bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup Country Crock® Spread with fork until mixture is size of coarse crumbs. Press into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until crust is golden. Cool completely on wire rack.
  4. Combine cream cheese, remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and vanilla in small bowl; set aside.
  5. Melt remaining 1/4 cup Spread with brown sugar and cinnamon in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook pears, stirring occasionally, 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in blueberries and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Stir in lemon peel.
  6. Spread cream cheese mixture in crust, then top with pear mixture. Bake 15 minutes or until heated through. Cool completely on wire rack.

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