Gingerbread With Pears Low Fat & Low Calorie

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This sounds wonderful even without Graham Kerr's low fat, low sugar twists! But then, I'm an admitted ginger-head. Plus, I'm dieting and hungry. ;-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Partially fill a bowl with water and add lemon juice. Peel the pears and cut them into quarters. Chop 2 pears into a small dice & place the pieces in the lemon water. Slice each quarter of the 3rd pear in 4 long pieces. Place them in the water.
  2. Heat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9"-X-13" baking dish with cooking spray & dust lightly with flour.
  3. Combine the oil, egg, buttermilk and molasses in medium bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the flours, Splenda, baking powder & soda, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger & cloves. Add the wet ingredients & mix gently.
  5. Drain the pears and set long slices aside. Stir the chopped pear pieces & the chopped ginger into the batter.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan. Arrange long pear slices on top & sprinkle with brown sugar.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Most Helpful

Excellent, great flavor, moist and not too sweet. I substituted fat-free plain yogurt for the buttermilk, and the results were excellent.

den-geo January 27, 2009

This is very good. Moist and flavorful. I loved the pieces of crystallized ginger and pear. And hard to believe it is lowfat and low sugar! Thanks for posting this!

Outta Here February 03, 2007