Diabetes-Friendly Fruit Recipes

Sep 18, 2017

Plum and Peach Phyllo Nests

By |2017-09-18T13:49:14-04:00Updated: September 18th, 2017|Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Phyllo Nests Ingredients

  • 12 sheets frozen, thawed phyllo pastry
  • Butter flavor vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds peaches, peeled, pitted, sliced
  • 1/4 pound plums, pitted, sliced
  • Fruit Sauce (see recipe below)

Phyllo Nests Directions

  1. Cut phyllo into (24) 8″ squares.
  2. Spray 4 phyllo squares lightly with vegetable spray; layer squares, turning each slightly so that corners are staggered. Carefully fit phyllo into 8-ounce […]
Sep 18, 2017

Pineapple Yogurt Dip

By |2017-09-18T13:39:24-04:00Updated: September 18th, 2017|Desserts, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 (8oz) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8oz) container fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 (8oz) can crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 1/2 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

Directions

  1. Process cream cheese, yogurt, pineapple, and SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.
  2. Spoon into a serving dish.
  3. cover and chill. Serve with assorted fresh […]
Sep 18, 2017

Pineapple Julius

By |2017-09-18T13:27:19-04:00Updated: September 18th, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 or 6 ice cubes, crushed

Directions

  1. Crush ice. Combine all ingredients in a container with a tight lid. Shake until blended.
  2. Serve at once in a glass.

Food Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 cup skim milk

Sep 18, 2017

Pears with Creamy Chocolate Sauce

By |2017-09-18T13:11:15-04:00Updated: September 18th, 2017|Desserts, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 (28-ounce) can no sugar added pear halves in fruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 (12-ounce) can 2% evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons Equal Spoonful

Directions

  1. In small saucepan, melt butter; whisk in flour; cool 1 minute. Drain pears reserving 1/3 cup liquid and set pear halves aside.
  2. Whisk cocoa into reserved liquid; add to […]
Sep 18, 2017

Orange Vanilla Pannacotta

By |2017-09-18T11:38:25-04:00Updated: September 18th, 2017|Desserts, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

To Serve: Dip the ramekins or dessert cups into hot water for about 10 seconds to loosen the pannacotta from the cups. Unmold the pannacotta by placing a dessert plate on top of the ramekin. Holding firmly, turn the plate and ramekin over so that the pannacotta falls out of the mold and onto the dessert […]

Sep 15, 2017

Mixed Fruit Squares

By |2017-09-15T11:11:19-04:00Updated: September 15th, 2017|Desserts, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package dried mixed fruit, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dark raisins
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 8 tablespoons margarine, cut into pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes (18 packets Equal® Sweetener™ or 3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful™)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup […]
Sep 15, 2017

Minted Raspberries

By |2017-09-15T10:46:21-04:00Updated: September 15th, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 4 (half pints) fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 8 mint leaves

Directions

  1. Mash half of the raspberries with a fork or puree briefly in a food processor or blender.
  2. Strain raspberries through a fine strainer or sieve into a mixing bowl to remove seeds.
  3. Chop (or julienne) mint leaves finely.
  4. Add SPLENDA® […]
Aug 31, 2017

Hit the Spot Lemon Water

By |2017-08-31T13:16:23-04:00Updated: August 31st, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 4 lemons, sliced
  • 1½ cups firmly packed fresh mint or basil leaves
  • 6 to 8 cups bottled water or tap water
  • 6 to 8 cups ice cubes
  • Fresh mint or basil sprigs

Directions

  1. Place lemon slices in a large pitcher.
  2. Carefully rub the 1 1/2 cups mint leaves between the palms of your hands to slightly bruise the leaves. Add to the […]
Aug 30, 2017

Green Treasure Salad

By |2017-08-30T16:19:11-04:00Updated: August 30th, 2017|Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green apple
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup lemon yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds

Directions

  1. Core and seed the apple, and cut into 4 pieces.
  2. Mix together apple, grapes, marshmallows, yogurt, and almonds.
  3. Serve immediately.

Food Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Fat, 1 Vegetable.

Aug 30, 2017

Grandmas Apple Crisp

By |2017-08-30T15:24:35-04:00Updated: August 30th, 2017|Desserts, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Apple Crisp Filling Ingredients

  • 6 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful or 12 packets Equal sweetener
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Apple Crisp Filling Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Combine apples, 1/2 cup Equal®, water, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon.
  3. Toss gently to coat apple slices.
  4. Place in an 8-inch square […]
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