This is a wonderful substitute for apple pie.  You can leave the peel on Asian pears to increase nutrients and save time. Additional mix-ins such as fresh or dried cranberries, pecans or almonds could be included as well.  Quick and delicious!


4 cups Asian pears, sliced or diced

2 tbsp. margarine

¾ cup quick-cooking oats

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup  flour

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. lemon juice


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Peel Asian pears and dice or cut into slices. Melt margarine in a small bowl in the microwave.

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except Asian pears. Stir until well blended.

Place Asian pears in a 9 x 13 baking dish and spread oat mixture on top.

Bake about 45 minutes or until desired brownness.  Serve with vanilla bean ice cream.

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