Orange Pear Crisp Recipe

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Our home economists mixed up this heartwarming delight. Graham crackers and cinnamon make a golden topping over warm pears that are combined with orange juice for the fun twist on a classic dessert.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 medium ripe pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 3 whole reduced-fat graham crackers, crushed
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 163 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the pears, flour, sugar substitute, orange juice and orange peel. Spoon into an 8-in. square dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar substitute, flour and cinnamon; stir in butter. Sprinkle over pear mixture. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until topping is crisp and lightly browned. Serve warm. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: THis recipe was tested with Splenda No Calorie Sweetener and Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Originally published as Orange Pear Crisp in Light & Tasty April/May 2005, p23

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