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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  • Refrigerated 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

For the topping:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar blend
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons trans-fat free margarine, cut into small pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. 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
  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 bubbling.
    Let cool for 5 minutes before serving in dessert bowls.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serves four

Calories 240

Total fat 6 g

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Saturated fat 1 g

Protein 3 g

Carbohydrates 39 g

Dietary fiber 7 g

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Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 55 mg

Potassium 275 mg

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