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Softened dried pears give this low-fat cheesecake much of its body. For the best taste, let it rest for 24 hours in the refrigerator.

Recipe: Pear & Ginger Cheesecake

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Pear & Ginger Cheesecake

Pear & Ginger Cheesecake

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