Spiced Pear Crumble

You can enjoy this sweet treat that doesn't expand your waistline.

Yield

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

Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with Pan Release or baking spray with flour.

In a small bowl, combine the pears, cranberries and lemon juice. Transfer to prepared baking dish; 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, for 20 to 25 minutes or until pears are tender and topping is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes

Nutritional Information

1 serving equals 268 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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