Cardamom-Scented Oatmeal-Pear Crisp

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 236
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 7.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.4g
  • Protein: 2.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 42g
  • Fiber: 4.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 85mg
  • Calcium: 35mg


  • 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)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Combine first 4 ingredients; cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Set aside.
  3. 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.
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