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This fresh and easy dessert (or breakfast) dish cooks up quick and tastes decadent, although it is very light and made with very little fat and whole grains for good nutrition no one will ever guess is in there! I combined two recipes from my great aunt and made healthy substitutions to make it very low in fat, filled with whole grain goodness and guilt free without sacrificing any of the taste.
- 1⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 6 -7 ripe pears, sliced into 1/8-inch thin slices
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
- 1⁄8 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon white flour
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Prepare the crumble topping by combining the first six ingredients and blending with a fork until moistened.
- Prepare the pears by peeling and then slicing the pears (discard the core) and tossing with lemon, white flour and if desired, the 2 tbsp of sugar. (I have made it without this added sugar, because my pears were nice and sweet by themselves).
- Spray a shallow dish with butter flavored cooking spray, then layer the pears evenly. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the pears.
- Bake about 30-35 minutes on center oven rack until the crumble is a golden brown.
- This is best served slightly warm or at room temperature. I finish with a dollop of freshly whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream and watch it dissappear!
- Enjoy and be blessed.
This was extremely fast to make! SO good and I had all the ingredients in my pantry. Fast, fresh & delicious. The ginger and pear together are amazing!!! Definitely a do-over! Loved this, as much as your other recipes, KitchenMistress.
This was extremely fast to make! SO good and I had all the ingredients in my pantry. Another great recipe and I just added this to my favorites, Didn't play with it, real like the taste and texture.I've will added this to my recipe. I can do the happy food dance!! NOW !! THANK YOU!! 7 Stars - FOR - PAC FALL 2012 - Adoption Center Chefgrpa#695933
Good stuff! I made it as listed except for not adding the sugar into the pears as it was optional and my pears too were ripe and sweet. Besides, who needs the calories? Very nice combination of the pears with the fresh ginger. Interesting thing happened to the pears that I used. I'm not sure what caused it to happen but the pears were almost translucent when cooked, I think maybe the flour did it as I do not normally use flour (in the fruit) when I make crisps. Nonetheless, it tasted great and maybe that was supposed to happen...