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Caramelized Pear Strudel Recipe
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Caramelized Pear Strudel Recipe

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This is an easy and stylish dessert that's sure to please everyone. Best served warm, the holiday treat is delicious with a scoop of light vanilla ice cream or reduced-fat whipped topping on the side. —Leah Beatty of Cobourg, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + cooling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + cooling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 large pears, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 sheets phyllo dough (14x9-inch size)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 139 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add pears and cranberries; toss gently to coat. In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add fruit mixture; cook and stir for 7-8 minutes or until cranberries pop. Stir in dried cranberries, ginger, orange peel and cinnamon. Cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray; set aside. Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; coat with cooking spray. Repeat layers five times. (Keep phyllo dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel until ready to use each sheet.)
  3. Spread cranberry mixture over dough to within 1 in. of edges. Fold in sides. Roll up, starting at a long side. Place seam side down on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake 20-23 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Caramelized Pear Strudel in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p23

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 139 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

This is delicious. My family loves it.

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

This was too easy - yet very elegant. I used butter flavored spray for richer taste. I sprinkled candied ginger over top before service. Especially good with lowfat Ice Cream

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

Very delicious.

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