Caramel Apple-Pear Crisp Recipe

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Caramel Apple-Pear Crisp Recipe
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Caramel Apple-Pear Crisp Recipe

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This crisp is packed with a combination of healthy pears and apples, and just the right amount of tasty walnuts in the topping. You'll love it! —Amanda Pettit, Logan, Ohio
Featured In: Pear Desserts
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 medium pears, peeled and sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free caramel topping
  • OAT TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cold reduced-fat butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Reduced-fat vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. Mix sugar and allspice; toss with fruit. Place in an 8-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with caramel topping.
Mix oats, brown sugar and flour. Cut in butter until crumbly; stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over filling.
Bake until top is golden brown and fruit is tender, 40-45 minutes. Serve warm. If desired, top with ice cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Originally published as Caramel Apple-Pear Crisp in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 241 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 medium pears, peeled and sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free caramel topping
  • OAT TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cold reduced-fat butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Reduced-fat vanilla ice cream, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Mix sugar and allspice; toss with fruit. Place in an 8-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with caramel topping.
  2. Mix oats, brown sugar and flour. Cut in butter until crumbly; stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over filling.
  3. Bake until top is golden brown and fruit is tender, 40-45 minutes. Serve warm. If desired, top with ice cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Originally published as Caramel Apple-Pear Crisp in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p41

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jodyinnevada User ID: 846802 234165
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2015

"This is delicious and easy! Everyone loved it! I did read the reviews saying that the pears are a little too juicy, so I sprinkled about 1/2 tsp of instant tapioca over the fruit before I added the caramel and the crumb topping."

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lisacraft2001 User ID: 2159266 223155
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"I made this as a quick weeknight dessert using canned pears and it was delicious. I didn't have any caramel topping so I left that out. I sprinkled the pears with some dried cranberries before adding the topping and it was a great combination. I also substituted pecans for the walnuts. I baked it for just 20 minutes until the topping was browned, since the pears were already soft. I'll definitely make this again."

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skymom747 User ID: 1717371 166274
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"Mine came out juicy as well. I did use walnuts, so perhaps it is from the pears? I also used cortland apples which are not very tart, and it came out great! I served it with fat-free reddi whip, everyone inhaled it :)"

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 97427
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"I found this to be a little bit juicier than I would have liked, perhaps because I left the walnuts out - due to diet restrictions, or because the pears I used were very ripe. Still, it was very tasty, not too sweet, and the caramel sauce added a nice touch."

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