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Spiced Pear Crumble

Guests at my bed and breakfast rave about this pear crumble recipe. They get to enjoy a sweet treat that doesn't expand their waistline. —Barbra Annino, Galena, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium pears, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sugar orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free maple-flavored syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed reduced-fat vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat vanilla ice cream

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the pears, cranberries and lemon juice. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in the marmalade, syrup, cinnamon, ginger and allspice until blended. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Drizzle evenly over pear mixture. Sprinkle with vanilla wafers and almonds.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until pears are tender and topping is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 268 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • cooking4ate
    Nov 4, 2012

    My 10 and 7 year olds made this completely by themselves. The house smelled wonderful and we all enjoyed the final result! We served it with heavy whipping cream instead of icecream. I think we will double the amount of pears the next time we make this.

  • Bergie_the_Swede
    Sep 28, 2010

    Usually not a fan of pears, but this is an outstanding pear dessert recipe!