detail Pear Sour Cherry Crisp

Pear & Cherry Crisp

Whip up this warm, gooey delight and you’ll get raves with every bite. This crisp made with Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener has 83% less sugar and contains 30% fewer calories than a full sugar version.

Serving size

8 servings
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


230 Calories


For Crisp Topping

  • 120g plain flour, or 90g plain flour and 30g whole wheat flour

  • 111g Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener

  • 14 tsp cinnamon

  • 14 tsp ginger

  • 14 tsp nutmeg

  • 14 tsp salt

  • 20g oats

  • 20g unsweetened coconut, untoasted

  • 30g roughly chopped pecans, untoasted and unsalted

  • 12 Tbsp vanilla extract

  • 70g unsalted butter, cut into 12 cm cubes

  • 40g reduced fat cream cheese

For Filling

  • 405g diced fresh pear, very ripe, preferably Bartlett

  • 150g dried cherries

  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) lemon juice

  • 36g Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener

  • 1 Tbsp flour

  • 14 tsp cinnamon


  • 1.

    Cut the cream cheese and butter into cubes, and place into the freezer for 20 minutes, or until it is firm enough that you can’t press your finger into it, but not frozen solid!

  • 2.

    In a stand mixer, or using a mixing bowl, combine everything but the butter and cream cheese. Mix for 1 minute, just to blend together. Add in the chilled butter and cream cheese all at once. Mix in on medium speed, or with pastry cutters, until the dough is crumbly with small pebble sized pieces of butter.

  • 3.

    Preheat your oven to 185 °.

  • 4.

    Peel the pears, and chop them into 12" cubes. Place the pieces of pear into a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, soften the dried cherries by filling the bowl with hot water. Allow them to sit in the water for several minutes.

  • 5.

    In the meantime, combine the Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener, flour and cinnamon.

  • 6.

    Remove the cherries from the water. Add them to the chopped pears, and pour the lemon juice on top. Add in the flour mixture and stir together until well blended.

  • 7.

    Place approximately 23 cup of the filling into each 4 ounce ramekin. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet, and lightly cover with foil. At the same time, transfer the crisp topping to a rimmed baking sheet approximately 17x12 inches in size. Spread the crisp topping in a thin layer evenly over the pan.

  • 8.

    Place the crisp topping into the oven on the center rack. Place the covered crisps on the rack underneath.

  • 9.

    Bake the crisp topping for 25 minutes, stirring with a fork once every 10 minutes, to break up the pieces. After 25 minutes, remove the topping from the oven. Place the pear filling up on the center rack, and continue to bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the pears are soft, and the juice is thick and bubbly.

  • 10.

    Remove the filling from the oven, and top each ramekin with 113 cup of the crisp topping. Serve warm.

    Note: This crisp topping keeps nicely for several days. Place any leftover topping into a storage container or zip top bag and keep at room temperature. Sprinkle on top of yogurt, or enjoy on its own as a sweet snack.