Pear Cranberry Crumble ~ Free Recipies

Monday, June 16, 2008

Pear Cranberry Crumble


* 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
* 1/3 cup dried cranberries
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 4 firm, ripe pears, each peeled, cored and cut into 12 slices
* 3 tablespoons sugar
* 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
* 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
* 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 2 tablespoons cold butter

1. In a small bowl, combine the apple juice, cranberries and vanilla; let stand for 15 minutes. Arrange pear slices in an 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with sugar. Pour apple juice mixture over pears.
2. In a bowl, combine the oats brown sugar, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over pears. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until pears are tender and tipping is golden brown. Serve warm.

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