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Makeover Pear Cheesecake

 Makeover Pear Cheesecake
To trim the original recipe, our crew used reduced-fat graham cracker crumbs, less butter in the crust, reduced-fat cream cheese and fat-free milk in the filling.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups reduced-fat graham cracker crumbs (about 7 whole crackers)
  • 3 tablespoons plus 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 medium ripe pears, peeled and sliced
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar and
  • butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/4 in. up the sides of a 9-in.
  • springform pan coated with cooking spray; refrigerate for 30
  • minutes. Arrange pear slices over crust.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, remaining sugar and flour
  • until smooth. Add egg and egg substitute; beat on low speed just
  • until combined. Stir in the milk, lemon juice and peel. Pour over
  • pears.
  • Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a

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Makeover Pear Cheesecake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan
  • to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Chill overnight. Refrigerate
  • leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One slice equals 272 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 258 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fruit.