Easy Pear Crisp

Easy Pear Crisp is a delicious dessert topped with caramel sauce and whipped topping. It is also a generally healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5) PointsPlus recipe. Only 15 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes of cooking time. Makes 8 Servings. Easy Pear Crisp will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.easy-pear-crisp

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour-10 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

Non-stick cooking spray
1/4 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cold butter, cut up
15 vanilla wafers, coarsely crushed (about 2/3 cup)
4 large bosc or anjou pears, peeled, sliced in 1/2″ thick slices.
12 caramels
1 tbsp milk
3/4 cup thawed light whipped topping

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ F.

2. Combine oats and sugar in a medium size bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in vanilla wafer crumbs.

3. Place pears in a 1-1/2 quart casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with crumb mixture.

4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until pears are tender and topping is golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.

5. Meanwhile microwave caramels and milk in a small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after 1 minute.

6. Drizzle with the caramel sauce just before serving; top with the whipped topping.

YIELD: 8 Servings.
Serving Size: 1/2 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 5
Carb Choices: 2-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1-1/2 Starch + 1 Fruit + 1/2 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 200, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 95mg, Sugars: 25g, Carbohydrates: 36g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 2 %DV, Vitamin C: 4 %DV, Calcium: 4 %DV, Iron: 4 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/caramel-pear-crisp-137055.aspx

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