Pear-Cranberry Pie is a delicious and healthy low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sugars, diabetic and a WeightWatchers PointsPlus recipe. Made with fresh pears and cranberries and cream cheese with a crushed vanilla wafer crumb topping; spiced with cinnamon and brown sugar. A great idea for the Thanksgiving and or Christmas holidays and no one will even suspect it’s a healthy diet recipe. Pear-Cranberry Pie will be loved by family and friends alike.
60 reduced-fat vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp no-calorie granulated sweetener
1/3 cup soft margarine, melted
1 (8 oz) bar fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
2 large fresh pears, sliced
1 (1 oz) box fat-free sugar-free vanilla instant pudding
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1-1/4 cups sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
2. Mix together the crumbs, brown sugar, sweetener and margarine until well blended. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture; press remaining onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate.
3. Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy; carefully spread onto bottom of crust. Sprinkle with half the reserved crumb mixture. Combine fruit in a large bowl. Add dry pudding mix and cinnamon; toss to coat. Spoon into crust; top with remaining crumb mixture.
4. Bake 35 minutes or until fruit is tender and crust is golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into 10 equal sized slices. Serve topped with the whipped topping.
Yield: 10 Servings
Serving Size: 1 slice per serving.
WW Points+ = 6
Carb Choices: 2
2 Starch + 1-1/2 Fat
Calories: 230, Total Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 2.5g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 430mg, Sugars 16g, Carbohydrates 34g, Fiber 2g, Protein 5g
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