Tangy Pear Cheesecake
Canned Pear Halves,
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Crush the cookies thoroughly. Stir in the
butter. Press the mixture onto the bottom and 1" up the sides of a
springform pan. Drain the pear halves on paper toweling. Place in the
crust, cut side down. Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl
until smooth. Beat in the eggs, flour, lemon juice and lemon rind.
Gradually add the milk. Pour the mixture over the pears in the crust. Bake
until the center is set (about 1 hour). Cool completely. Chill overnight.
Remove the collar from the springform pan, leaving the cheesecake on the
pan bottom. Place on a serving plate. Spread or pipe sour cream onto the