Shire House Cream Cheese Pear Tart
1 8 oz cream cheese
1 cup whipping cream
1 French Pie Crust (Pate Sucree)
Note: I’ve also made this using a graham cracker crust
6 poached pear halves (substitute other fruit)
Poach Pears or apricots in 1 cup sugar to 2 cups water with 1 tablespoon of lemon added. Cook until tender. Set aside to cool.
Prepare and bake pie crust. Cool.
Whip cream cheese with honey. Sweeten to taste (I use two to three tablespoons). Whip cream with powdered sugar (again to taste) Add vanilla. Fold cream into cheese and add to cold pie crust. Decorate with pears (Make sure the pears are dried well).
Melt Apricot or Apple Jelly. Add a little orange liqueur. Spoon or brush over pears.