Happy December all! Winter is officially upon us, and we wanted to bring you this super delicious recipe from the American Diabetes Association to start your winter comfort food right. Pears are in season during the winter and this dish would make a perfect diabetes-friendly dessert for the sure-to-be-many holiday parties coming up this month! So with one more thank you to the ADA My Food Advisor recipe collection, here is the recipe for Pear-Walnut Crumble.
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar substitute (Splenda)
- 1 TBS butter
- 1 TBS canola oil
- 2 TBS orange juice concentrate
- 2 TBS chopped walnuts
1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
2. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. In a bowl, toss the pears, Splenda, orange juice and orange zest and add to the baking dish.
3. In another bowl, combine the flour, oats and brown sugar. Add the butter and work the butter in with your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the oil and mix well. Add in the orange juice concentrate until the mixture is moistened.
4. Spread the crumble mixture evenly over the pears. Bake for about 25 minutes. Top the crumble with the walnuts and continue to bake for another 20 minutes until pears are soft and topping is browned.
Choices/Exchanges: 2 1/2 Carbohydrate, 1/2 Fruit