Friday, November 18, 2011

Magical Autumn Pie

I must have a sweet tooth this week - two desserts in a row!  Truth be told, I always have a sweet tooth.  Since we are heading into the holidays, it's nice to have a few "light" desserts in our baking arsenal.

The magic of this pie is it forms it's own crust on the top.  Even better, it takes but a minute to beat the ingredients together and add the fruit.  It is a quick fresh dessert to wow your family or guests.

Magical Autumn Pie

1 large egg
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch salt
1 large pear, peeled, cored, and diced
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Whipped topping or ice cream, optional

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Coat 9-inch pie pan with nonstick spray.  In mixing bowl, beat egg.  Add sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt and beat until well combined.  Stir in pear and cranberries.

Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread evenly.  Bake 25 minutes, or until pie is golden brown on top and tests done with a toothpick.  Serve with whipped topping or ice cream, if desired.  Makes 8 servings, 3 points plus for Weight Watchers or 134 calories each, not including whipped topping or ice cream.

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