Pear-Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Streusel

Dec 19 2012

Make this yummy pie with local pears.  Cut smaller slices and enjoy with a small scoop of ice cream for a treat.  After all, pie and ice cream were meant for each other! Recipe adapted from Cooking Light

Serves 12

Dietitian's Tip: 

This seasonal treat is chalk full of flavor and nutrition with heart-healthy whole grain oats, antioxidant-rich cranberries and leaving the pear skins on will provide you will a healthy dose of fiber, too!

Ingredients: 

Streusel:
¾ cup regular oats
1/3 packed light brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Filling:
3 cups (1/2-inch) cubed (peeled or unpeeled) pears (2 large)
2 cups fresh cranberries
½ cup packed light brown sugar
2 ½ tablespoons cornstarch

Remaining ingredient:
1 unbaked 9-in deep-dish pie crust
 

Preparation: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To prepare streusel, combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.

To prepare filling, combine pear, cranberries, 2/3 cup brown sugar, and corn starch in a large bowl; toss well to combine. Spoon pear mixture into pastry shell; sprinkle streusel over pear mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until bubbly and streusel is browned. Cool at least 1 hour on a wire rack.
 

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 220, 8 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 37 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 3 g fiber, 100 mg sodium, 82 mg potassium, 5 mg magnesium, 19 mg calcium