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Easy Pear Crisp with Frozen Yogurt

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This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Patient Education program. Recipe copyright © 2009 by the American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes in American Heart Association cookbooks, available from booksellers everywhere, and at

Serves 4; about 2 pear halves per serving.

Keep the ingredients for this delicious dessert on hand so you can easily put it together when you need a quick, nutritious treat.

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2 15.25-ounce cans light pear halves, packed in fruit juice, drained

½ cup uncooked quick-cooking oats

2 tablespoons chopped pecans

2 tablespoons light tub margarine

1 tablespoon light brown sugar

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

⅛ teaspoon ground ginger

1 cup fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt

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Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Place the pears with the cored side up in a nonstick 8- or 9-inch square baking pan.

In a small bowl, using a fork, stir together the remaining ingredients except the frozen yogurt. Sprinkle over the pears.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the pears are warmed through. Top with the frozen yogurt. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Analysis

(per serving)

Calories 189

Total Fat 6.0 g

Saturated Fat 0.5 g

Trans Fat 0.0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g

Monounsaturated Fat 3.0 g

Cholesterol 1 mg

Sodium 82 mg

Carbohydrates 31 g

Fiber 3 g

Sugars 21 g

Protein 5 g

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Dietary Exchanges

2 carbohydrate

1 fat

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