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Apple, Pear, Cranberry Crisp with Gingersnap Topping

Posted Jan 23 2013 9:17am

Apple Pear Cranberry Gingersnap Crisp

Apple Pear Cranberry Gingersnap Crisp

I got the idea for this apple, pear, cranberry crisp with gingersnap topping from this recipe for Joe’s Awesome Apple, Pear, Cranberry Pie with Gingersnap Topping  over at Cookie Madness. Reading Anna’s description of this lovely tasting pie was my inspiration for coming up with a lighter, healthier more Weight Watchers Friendly variation.

So, I followed Anna’s lead and used this as an excuse to buy a box of gingersnaps, a crunchy spicy low fat cookie I forget how much I like until I taste one …

Box of Ginger Snaps

I decided to turn the pie, into a crisp, one of my all time favorite desserts. By skipping the crust and decreasing the amount of fat in the topping, I was able to create a tasty, sweet and tangy satisfying apple, pear and cranberry crisp with gingersnap topping with just 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. And I love how the cranberries give the filling such a pretty rosy hue too. It’s excellent served warm with a little scoop of light vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, if you can afford the extra PointsPlus.


Apple Pear Cranberry Gingersnap Crisp

Apple Pear Cranberry Gingersnap Crisp

Apple Pear Cranberry Crisp with Gingersnap Crust

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Apple, pear and cranberries topped with a sweet and spicy gingersnap crisp topping
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6

  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 3 pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 6 gingersnaps, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  1. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. Preheat our oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Make the fruit filling:
  3. Place the apples, pears and cranberries in the baking pan. Sprinkle with the sugar stir to combine.
  4. Make the topping:
  5. In a small bowl blend together the oats, brown sugar, flour, crushed gingersnaps, butter and canola oil until crumbly.
  6. Spread the oat mixture over the apples, pears and cranberries.
  7. Bake until the apples and pears are tender and the topping is golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes.
  8. Delicious when served warm with a small scoop of light vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/6th without ice cream): 233 calories, 5.3 g fat, 47.6 g carbs, 5.2 g fiber, 2 g protein and 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus



More Weight Watchers Friendly Apple Dessert Recipes

Apple Pear Compote with Honey and Maple Syrup
Healthy Apple Harvest Cake
Healthy Baked Apples
Skinny Apple Brownies
Skinny Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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