View Full Version : NSBR: Need a really good diabetic Christmas-y Dessert!
12-20-2006, 07:48 AM
My dad was recently diagnoised as being diabetic after years of being borderline diabetic. The holidays are his favorite time to snack on sweets...specially chocolate. Anyone have a really good no-sugar (low or high fat - LOL) recipe to share? I'd like to make something special for him and me (as I'm trying to stay away from sugar too).
One thing I thought about was making a Splenda cheesecake. It just doesn't seem to Christmas-y to me.
I'm off to go search the web, just thought I'd ask here too. :) TIA!
12-20-2006, 07:57 AM
Here's one site I found Keela, bookmarking it for myself too LOL. It has quite a lot of recipes and gives the food exchanges, etc...
12-20-2006, 07:58 AM
I think the splenda cheesecake would be a great idea, especially if you make a fruit topping (with Splenda) to go with it, raspberries maybe.
12-20-2006, 08:15 AM
I was going to recommend a splenda cheesecake too. Pumpkin, maybe? or lemon?
12-20-2006, 08:19 AM
Or apple pie. Apple pie is christmasy here anyway. You can use splenda or do a splenda/sugar mix. Less fat in that than in cheesecake, which is also a major issue for diabetics.
12-20-2006, 08:43 AM
If you make the cheesecake in cupcake holders - rather than one big cake - it would be more fun for snacking and you might be able to make it a little more festive that way too.
Alice Naylor (Okblues Designs)
12-20-2006, 08:49 AM
The splenda cheesecake with fruit topping is good, but use the fat free cream cheese. You can also use frozen pineapple juice concentrate to sweeten a lot of recipes instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners. This works well with fruit desserts such as the apple pie Dianne suggested.
Angel Food Cake is always yummy. You can do it with Pineapple or Strawberries.
12-20-2006, 12:54 PM
My grandmother, who was diabetic, used to make a really yummy jello salad with sugar free cranberry jello, ground cranberries, celery, nuts, orange zest, and I don't remember what all else. My MIL has made a similar one and it brings back fond memories of dinner at Grandmother's for me.
12-20-2006, 01:09 PM
I made Pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving and I made one with Splenda (the cup for cup kind) instead of sugar. It actually tasted quite decent.
12-20-2006, 04:00 PM
There's a decent Apple Pie recipe on the back of the Splenda bags. I made a really good cherry pie once, but, then I lost the recipe.
12-20-2006, 04:19 PM
Here a gingerbread cookie recipe
6 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 teaspoons ground ginger
4 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup SPLENDAŽ No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup molasses
3 tablespoons water
Blend together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices in a large mixing bowl.
Cream butter, SPLENDAŽ Granular and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the molasses and water. Stir well. Add the flour mixture and stir until well blended. Refrigerate dough 1-2 hours before rolling out and cutting into shapes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll cookie dough out slightly less than 1/4 inch. Cut into desired shapes. Bake in preheated oven 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom. Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1 fat
12-20-2006, 05:06 PM
I once made really yummy raspberry lemon thumbprint cookies made with splenda & sugar-free raspberry jam. They were a hit!
My DH is type 1 diabetic, and my Mom is type 2, so I know how it is.
I'll post the recipe if you like.
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