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Recipes for Diabetes - University of Illinois Extension

Pear Pie with Cheddar Cheese Topping

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3 pounds pears, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup Splenda
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 (9-inch) unbaked frozen pie shell

½ cup shredded, low-fat cheddar cheese
½ cup flour
3 tablespoons margarine, melted
¼ cup Splenda®
1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Combine pears, Splenda, cornstarch, and salt. Pour into pastry shell.
  3. Combine topping ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over pear mixture.
  4. Bake at 425° for 25-35 minutes until crust is light brown and cheese has melted.
Total time: 45 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 45
Total Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 131 mg
Carbohydrate 28 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 3 g
Exchange 1 starch, a fruit, 1 fat
Carbohydrate Units 2