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Spiced Pear Crumble

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Spiced Pear Crumble

Spiced Pear Crumble


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


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.

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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.

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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