My people go vegan for Lent, so in honour of that, and so that I can actually eat one of the pies I've made this week, I present the Vegan Pear and "Cheese" Tart!


1-2 ripe pears
1/2 tub Tofutti (better than) cream cheese
8 oz. firm tofu
2 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tblsp apricot jam
1 tblsp brown sugar
1/2 package Pepperidge Farm puff pastry sheets
Vegetable shortening


8 inch springform pan
Aluminum foil
Mixing bowl
Cutting board
An oven

Step 1: Pseudo-Cheese and Pear-Slicing

Preheat oven to 400o F.

Using a wisk or mixer, combine tofu and faux cream cheese. Once smooth(-ish), add sugar, lemon juice, salt, and a splash of water (no more than a tablespoon). Mix until consistent. Pour into a baking dish.

Bake at 400o F for 30-35 minutes, then remove from oven. Set aside.

While baking, halve, core, and slice the pears, making the pieces as thin as possible. You'll want to leave the skins on.

<p>MMMMMMM,... This tart looks amazing &amp; the flavor must be awesome! </p><p>Maybe, I will add some ground green cardamom to the sliced pears for added subtle flavor!</p>
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This recipe looks yummy...I may just have to try it! Thank you for the delicious idea!
Going vegan for lent is great. Why not stick with it afterwards? There are plenty of good reasons to go vegan. It's good for your health, animals, and the planet. Check out meat.org for a video about why people are vegan.
Agree. I also recommend Meet Your Meat and Forks Over Knives!
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this looks so good!

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