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Pear Dessert Squares

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

9 servings

"Pears are so luscious sparked with spices and topped with graham cracker crumbs in this yummy dessert," says Jacquie Guarriello of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. "I try to have low-sugar desserts available at family gatherings because three of my relatives are diabetic. This treat is always a hit."

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds pears, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup thawed unsweetened apple juice concentrate
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (about 4 whole crackers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • Additional ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a bowl, toss the pears, 1 tablespoon flour and apple juice concentrate. Spoon into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine the crumbs, cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining flour. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over pears.
  2. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until pears are lightly browned. Serve warm or chilled. Cut into squares; top with whipped topping and cinnamon.

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