You are here: Home » Recipes » Cranberry Pear Kuchen Cranberry Pear Kuchen Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield 12 servings This diabetes-friendly baked dessert combines two fruits not often seen together — but the combination is perfectly pleasing. PrintEmail Ingredients Fruit Layer:2 cups cranberries, chopped8 teaspoons granulated sugar Pinch of ground cinnamon1 tablespoon cornstarch1/4 cup cold water1/2 pear or apple, peeled and coarsely choppedKuchen Layer:1 cup all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon3 tablespoons granulated sugar1 egg2 teaspoons vegetable oil1/2 cup crunchy topping of oats, brown sugar, nuts, and cinnamon Instructions Fruit Layer: In a saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, cinnamon and 1 cup (250 mL) water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring, for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and cold water. Stir into cranberry mixture and simmer, stirring, until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in pear. Set aside. Kuchen Layer: In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk together sugar, egg, 1⁄3 cup (75 mL) water, oil and vanilla until frothy. Stir into flour mixture until just blended. Spread kuchen layer in prepared baking dish. Pour fruit layer over kuchen layer. Sprinkle with topping. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Serve warm. –Excerpted from 250 Essential Diabetes Recipes by Sharon Zeiler, Canadian Diabetes Association © 2011 Robert Rose Inc. http://www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.