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Speedy Pear Crisp


1/2 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon Apricot Preserves or Sweetened Fruit Spread
4 Pears ( about 2 pounds ) Peeled, Cored and Thinly Sliced
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
Sea Salt
2 Cups Granola ( you can reference my home made recipe in Healthy Living Category of this blog )


Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a shallow 6-cup baking dish with olive oil cooking spray. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat the preserves until melted and easily stirred. Set the sliced pears in a large bowl, then drizzle the preserves over them. Add the lemon juice and salt then toss well. Spread the pears evenly in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the granola evenly over the pears, then cover the dishs loosely with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes, or until the pears are tender. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:
210 calories
25 calories from fat ( 12 percent of total calories )
2.5 g fat ( 0.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats )
0 mg cholesterol
50 g carbohydrate
5 g fiber
27 g sugar
3 g protein
55 mg sodium

Yield: 8 servings
Recipe appeared in Santa Barbara, California News Press Daily Paper and is written by Sara Moulton from the Associated Press.

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