Cream cheese and fresh pears pair beautifully and deliciously in this summer-perfect yummy pear cheesecake pie! The fruity spiced topping sits on top of a yummy and creamy cheesecake and features a perfect contrast of tastes and textures.
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Bake the prepared or storebought pie dough for 10 minutes. Set aside. Leave the oven on.
While the pie dough is baking make the filling. In a bowl of a mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth and free of any lumps. Slowly add in the sugar and beat until smooth. Add the egg and beat again until fully incorporated. Lastly, beat in the sour cream and Vanilla extract until well-blended. Spoon the mixture into the partially baked pie crust.
Gently, toss the sliced pears with the lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon. Arranged nicely on top of the cream cheese mixture.
Gently heat the apricot preserve or jam until warm. Spread evenly over the pear slices.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Can be served warm, room temp or cold. This is super-delish!