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Cranberry Pear Crumble

Gina Homolka | Dessert, Pears, Seasonal | American

If you're looking for a lighter dessert that's still full of flavor, this Cranberry Pear Crumble is exactly what you need! It features our Royal Riviera Pears, which add just the right amount of sweetness so you won't have to add too much additional sugar or honey.

Royal Riviera Pears are so sweet and juicy, you won't have to add too much sugar or honey to sweeten up this warm, delicious fruit crumble. Paired with seasonal tart cranberries and finished with an oat-nut topping, this crumble is the perfect excuse to turn on your oven on a cold winter night, whether you're having guests over or just need an excuse to make something sweet. If you're like us and love the combination of warm desserts with cold toppings, a dab of fat-free frozen yogurt on top will totally hit the spot! This recipe is so delicious and simple to make, you'll have a delightful dessert in no time. This crumble is also so flavorful and perfectly sweet, you won't even know there's barely any sugar in it!

Cranberry Pear Crumble

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 60 minutes | Total Time: 70 minutes |
Vegetarian
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Ingredients

For filling

  • 5-1/2 cups peeled and diced ripe pears
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh orange zest
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

For crumble topping

  • 2/3 cup uncooked quick oats
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, not packed
  • 1/2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil (or oil of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Lightly spray a 9-inch-square baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Combine pears and cranberries in a large bowl, add the orange zest, honey, cornstarch and cinnamon and pour it into the baking dish.
  4. In another bowl, combine the crumble topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly over the fruit.
  5. Bake uncovered for about 60 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Serve warm.
Makes: 1 crumble
Serves: 4-6 servings