Pear Dessert Squares Recipe
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Pear Dessert Squares Recipe

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"Pears are so luscious sparked with spices and topped with graham cracker crumbs in this yummy dessert," says Jacquie Guarriello of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. "I try to have low-sugar desserts available at family gatherings because three of my relatives are diabetic. This treat is always a hit."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds pears, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup thawed unsweetened apple juice concentrate
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (about 4 whole crackers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • Additional ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 127 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a bowl, toss the pears, 1 tablespoon flour and apple juice concentrate. Spoon into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine the crumbs, cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining flour. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over pears.
  2. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until pears are lightly browned. Serve warm or chilled. Cut into squares; top with whipped topping and cinnamon. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Pear Dessert Squares in Taste of Home October/November 2001, p17

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grinstel User ID: 4035558 81417
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"Excellent taste - quick and easy to make. Everyone loved it."

Kramer6 User ID: 2683559 56306
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"Be sure to get a sugar free topping, or whip your own and add a sugar substitute."

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