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Dessert |150 calories per serving|60 minute recipe

Pear Crisp

This content was last updated on June 17, 2020

If you are looking for a warm, comforting and healthy dessert look no further—this delicious pear crisp is a great option. Pears are a great source of fiber and vitamin C and even provide some potassium, which make them a great addition to your diet. This recipe also offers whole grains and added fiber from the oats along with omega-3 fatty acids from the walnuts.


  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. walnuts
  • 5 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 6 firm, yet ripe, pears, peeled (if desired), cored and cubed
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. cloves
Makes 8 servings. Per serving: 150 calories, 4 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 26 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 4 g dietary fiber, 0 mg sodium, 17 g sugar, 6 g added sugar.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray 8- inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. In food processor, pulse oats and walnuts 15 seconds. Add 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Pulse 15 more seconds. While running, drizzle oil and blend 30 seconds. Transfer to bowl and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, toss pears with remaining ingredients. Spoon pears into prepared baking dish. Cover with oat mixture, pressing down gently.
  4. Bake 45-50 minutes, until topping is brown and pears are bubbling. Serve hot.


When serving top with yogurt, if desired.

This recipe is reprinted from The New American Plate Cookbook, which features 200 mouth-watering recipes and color photos. It is available from bookstores and online booksellers. Proceeds from sales fund cancer research.

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