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Fresh Pear Crisp

 Fresh Pear Crisp
Mildred Sherrer's comforting fruit crisp is a pared-down version of one her mother used to fix. "I made it healthier by using reduced-fat margarine, fresh pears instead of canned and oats for some of the flour," she explains from Fort Worth, Texas. As a finishing touch, she suggests topping it with fat-free yogurt or whipped cream.
9 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cold reduced-fat stick margarine, cut into pieces
  • 4 cups sliced peeled pears (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon
  • cinnamon. Cut in margarine until coarse crumbs form; set aside.
  • Place pears in a large bowl. Sprinkle with sugar, lemon juice, lemon
  • peel, ginger and remaining cinnamon; toss to coat. Transfer to an
  • 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with
  • crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until pears are
  • tender. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving equals 130 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.