Pear Cranberry Crumble


Our Test Kitchen cooks got creative with this crumble. Pears provide a tasty change of pace from apples and other fruits that are more commonly used in pies and desserts. Cranberries add color, and spiced-up oats top off this old-fashioned dessert with a yummy crunch.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • ½ cup unsweetened apple juice

  • cup dried cranberries

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 firm, ripe pears, each peeled, cored and cut into 12 slices

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • cup quick-cooking oats

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 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.


Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 234 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fruit, 1 fat.