Cardamom-Scented Oatmeal-Pear Crisp



10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 236
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 7.9 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 3.2 g
Polyfat 2.4 g
Protein 2.6 g
Carbohydrate 42 g
Fiber 4.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 85 mg
Calcium 35 mg


1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons chilled stick margarine, cut into small pieces
6 cups (1-inch) pieces ripe peeled Bartlett pears (about 2 1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
Vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt (optional)


Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine first 4 ingredients; cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Set aside.

Combine pears, cranberries, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and cardamom in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; toss well. Sprinkle with oats mixture. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until pears are tender. Serve warm with vanilla frozen yogurt, if desired.

April 1997
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