December 6, 2021

Recipe: Winter Fruit Gratin

A warm dessert for a cold day

recipe winter fruit gratin

Dessert doesn’t always have to be cake, cookies or ice cream. Serve this warm baked fruit dish on a chilly evening as the satisfying, sweet end to a meal.


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  • Butter cooking spray (for vegan option, use a canola oil spray)
  • 2 Bartlett pears, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 2 Gala apples, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar blend
  • 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other orange liquor


  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar blend
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons trans-fat-free margarine, cut into small pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Lightly coat an 8-inch casserole with cooking spray.
  2. Toss the pears, apples and frozen cranberries with the sugar blend and Grand Marnier in the prepared casserole.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the oats, almonds, sugar blend, flour and cinnamon. With your fingers, work in the margarine to make a crumbly topping.
  4. Sprinkle over the fruit and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until the top is browned and the fruit is bubbling. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving in dessert bowls.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 240
Total fat: 6 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 39 g
Dietary fiber: 7 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 55 mg
Potassium: 275 mg


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