Ginger Pear Butter Crisp Recipes For Healthy Meals

By | January 8, 2009

Pear Recipes With Ginger Ingredients

Ginger Pear Recipe Ingredients:

3 cup canned or jarred pears, packed in light syrup, chop it into bite size pieces
½ cup gingersnap cookies, crushed
¼ cup walnuts or silvered almonds or pecans, chopped coarsely (you may even use same amount of old fashioned oatmeal)
¼ cup all purpose flour
2 ½ tablespoon melted butter, cooled
1/8 teaspoon fresh ginger, ground
¼ cup dark brown sugar
1/8 cup sugar
½ tablespoon cornstarch
A pinch of ground cloves


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit. Adjust the oven racks to the center position before preheating the oven.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine melted butter with gingersnap crumbs, all purpose flour, chopped pecans or silvered almonds or walnuts and brown sugar. Mix well and set aside. In a medium bowl place chopped pears.
  3. Preheat a medium sauce pan over low flame; add 1/8 cup sugar, ginger, crushed cloves and ½ cup pear syrup. Bring the contents to boil. In the remaining pear juice whisk cornstarch with the help of a hand beater. Add this cornstarch and pear juice mixture to the boiling syrup mixture. Lower the heat and simmer until the contents become thick and bubbly. It will not take more than a minute to get bubbly.
  4. Pour this mixture over the chopped pears placed in the bowl. Toss well so as all the pear pieces are well coated. Transfer these coated pears in a medium size square baking pan. Lastly sprinkle crumble clusters over the coated pear and place the baking dish in the preheated oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown in color and the pears are bubbly. Remove from oven and let it stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm. This recipe makes 4 servings.

Health Tip:

  • Ginger pear crisp have a sweet nut filled taste and provides about 345 calories per serving.
  • Although this recipe is low in cholesterol, 19 mg it provides enough total fat that is 10 gm per serving. However the major fat is contributed from the nuts which is healthy fats.
  • To make this recipe diabetes friendly substitute white sugar and brown sugar both with an artificial or a natural sweetener. This will not only help to reduce the total simple carbohydrate content of the recipe but will also help reduce the total calories of the recipe.
  • Pear like other fruits is rich in fiber and this recipe also provides 3.5 gm fiber per serving.