Lite CranPeary Pie

Perfect when cranberries are in season.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Bake Time: 40 to 45 minutes
Yield: 1 pie (8 servings)

Ingredients

TOPPING:

  • 1/3 cup quick oats (not instant)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts OR pecans (optional)

FILLING:

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Argo┬« Corn Starch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup Karo┬« Lite Syrup (33% Fewer Calories) OR Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 cup fresh OR frozen cranberries
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) pears in light syrup, drained and coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 (9-inch) deep-dish pie crust, unbaked

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. For TOPPING: Mix oats, flour, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and cinnamon in a small bowl until crumbly. Stir in walnuts, if desired; set aside.
  3. For FILLING: Combine brown sugar, corn starch and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Gradually stir in orange juice and syrup until smooth. Add cranberries.
  4. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, just until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in pears. Spoon into pie crust.
  5. Sprinkle TOPPING evenly over pie.
  6. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until center of pie is firm. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting. Delicious served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.