Gale Gand's Apple and Pear Crisp
Serve this irresistible warm fruit dessert with low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt.
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 large Macintosh or other tart apples
3 Bartlett or Anjou pears
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
3 tablespoons apple juice concentrate
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C). Lightly butter a deep 2 to 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Set aside.
- To prepare topping: Pour flour, brown sugar, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, cinnamon and nutmeg into a medium mixing bowl. Stir well. Add butter and mix with an electric mixer, using the paddle attachment, until the topping is crumbly or sandy in texture. Set aside.
- To prepare filling: Peel, core and thickly slice the apples and pears. Place them in the buttered baking dish. The fruit should be at least 2 1/2- inches deep in the pan. Add more fruit, if necessary. Add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and apple juice concentrate. Toss until coated. Cover with the topping.
- Bake in the preheated 400°F (205°C) oven 40 to 50 minutes or until fruit is tender and the topping has browned.
Makes 8 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 200 | Calories from Fat 60 | Fat 7g (sat 3.5g) | Cholesterol 15mg | Sodium 5mg | Carbohydrates 38g | Fiber 5g | Sugars 25g | Protein 1g.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.