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Pear Crisp with Star Anise – 3 Smartpoints

Pear Crisp with Star Anise – 3 Smartpoints

Prep Time:20 min
Cook Time:45 min
Smartpoints: 3
Star anise is a star-shaped, dark brown pod. It lends wonderful flavor to baked goods thanks to its strong flavor. A little bit goes a long way.

5 mediumraw Bartlett pear(s), or Anjou, cored, cut in 1/4-inch-thick slices
1⁄4 cup(s)dark brown sugar, divided
1⁄2 Tbspfresh lemon juice
1⁄4 fl ozbrandy, regular or pear variety (1/2 Tbsp)
1⁄4 cup(s)uncooked old fashioned oats
2 Tbspall-purpose flour
1⁄2 tspstar anise, finely ground
1⁄2 tspground cinnamon
1⁄4 tsptable salt
1 Tbspunsalted butter, melted


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Place pears in an 8 X 8-inch rectangular baking dish; sprinkle with 2 tsp sugar. Drizzle lemon juice and brandy over top; gently toss to coat and arrange pear slices in an even layer.

Combine oats, remaining 3 Tbsp plus 1 tsp sugar, flour, star anise, cinnamon and salt in bowl of a food processor; pulse a few times to blend. Add butter; pulse a few times until you have a crumbly mixture and then scatter evenly over pears.

Bake until pears are tender and top is golden and bubbling, 45 minutes. Serve warm.

Serving size: 1/8 of pan

All posted nutrition information is approximate and has been calculated using the nutrition calculator on Skinny Points makes no guarantees of accuracy and use of different brands may change the nutrition information.

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