Golden pear cheesecake

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 can (16 oz.) Bartlett pear halves
1 pack (6 oz.) zwieback
½ cup Soft butter or margarine
⅛ teaspoon Nutmeg
¾ cup Sugar; divided
1 \N Envelope unflavored gelatin
3 \N Eggs; separated
2 packs (8 oz. each) cream cheese softened
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 teaspoon Vanilla
\N \N Grated peel of 1 lemon
1 cup Heavy cream; lightly whipped
¾ cup Apricot preserves

Drain pears, reserving syrup and cut into quarters. Chill.

Crush zwieback into fine crumbs and blend with butter or margarine, nutmeg and ¼ cup sugar. press onto bottom and 2 inches up sides of 9 inch springform pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool.

Soften gelatin in ½ pear syrup. In saucepan blend egg yolks, remaining sugar and pear syrup, plus additional water if necessary to measure ½ cup. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Gradually add gelatin mixture to cream cheese, beating at medium speed of electric mixer. Add lemon juice, vanilla and lemon peel. Beat until well blended. Fold in whipped cream, then stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into zwieback crust and chill until set. Remove sides from springform pan. Arrange canned pear quarters on top of cake. Heat and strain apricot preserves. Cool to lukewarm. Drizzle over pears on top of cheesecake. Chill well. Makes 8-10 servings.

busted by sooz

Recipe by: Key Gourmet

Posted to recipelu-digest by sooz <kirkland@...> on Mar 23, 1998

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