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    need sugar free dessert

    I have company coming and they can't have sugar, they have diabetes. Does some one have any dessert recipes that are good? I was going to make my banana bread, but never tried recipes and switching out the sugar. I looked online , but would like something someone has tried. Thank you.

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    I try to maintain a sugar-free diet regularly, just because. Splenda is a great sugar substitute - measures 1 for 1 same as sugar. Chocolate pudding from scratch, using corn starch vs flour and splenda works well. Any kind of fruit that is on their diet (some diabetics need to watch fruit intake though). Most can be grilled for a different touch. Bryers makes a 'no sugar added' ice cream that is very good. Angel food cake with a drizzle frosting (use splenda vs sugar in the drizzle). Just the ones off the top of my head.

    Good luck. And very thoughtful of you.

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    i do the flour butter and nuts on the bottom ....second layer sugar free chocolate pudding ----they make sugar free cool whip but the regular is not that much difference than sugar free

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    There are sugar free cake mixes I think they are Pillsbury. They have Chocolate, Yellow and brownies. Surprisingly they are very good. I use a Yellow mix. Use a 9x13 inch pan. Use about 1/2 stick of butter , sprinkle the Splenda brown sugar over it. Drain a large can of crushed, chunks or round pineapple, then put over the brown sugar mixture. Put cake prepared like it says on box over and bake. It will take a little longer to bake. I sometimes use the juice from the pineapple and substitute for water in the cake mix. Liby also has pineapple with splenda.

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    Sugar-free desserts

    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion View Post
    I have company coming and they can't have sugar, they have diabetes. Does some one have any dessert recipes that are good? I was going to make my banana bread, but never tried recipes and switching out the sugar. I looked online , but would like something someone has tried. Thank you.

    If you will e-mail me at darrellsuecrotts@verizon.net, I will be glad to share the recipes already typed out and all you need to do is to download. Looking forward to sharing with you. Sue

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    I use the sf yello cake mix by pillsbury -can get at walley. After mixing it up, I add a box of sf orange jello mix to the cake batter. bake according to directions. For frosting, i purchase sf frsoting and again add either orange extract and a bit of sf orange jello dry mix to teh frosting. Heat up teh container a bit in the microwave to make it creamy and more spreadable.

    apple pie-same recipe just substitue splenda for the sugar. I make a crumb topping with splenda butter and cinn. sprinkle on top of apples and bake.

    Same with making pumpkin pie. Don't buy already pumpkin pie filling. Get the regular pumpkin puree in a can, add ur own spices and use splenda instead of sugar. bake as ususal.

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    angel food cake with frozen starwberrys. thaw the straberries and add splenda. top with lite cool whip.

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    I would be careful of any ingredients that have aspartame. You can go online and find desserts for diabetics with out using sugar or the additives. Maybe honey as a substitute.

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    Go French and do a cheese platter with a couple of fresh berries.
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    If you don't know whether their diabetes is Type I or Type 2, how severe they are, or what meds they are on, I strongly recommend staying with fresh fruits. Absolutely do Not use honey. It is a bigger no-no than sugar. Fresh pitted fruit such as peaches are good, as well as berries. A small amount of apple is OK. Try serving with cheese. Fresh fruit and cheese is the most common dessert is Europe. Even with Splenda, the most important factor is portion control. Most diabetics will watch what they eat without your help, but will appreciate the thoughtfulness. Any baked goods can be made with splenda instead of sugar unless they require yeast, soda, or baking powder - then use half splenda and half sugar. Sugar is needed to make the item "rise". My diabetic brother can eat pumpkin pie made with splenda and he dearly loves it. DH is a Type 2 diabetic, controlled by oral med, and eats everything he wants, made with real sugar. He is just careful with how much of it he eats. Be sure to let your guests know what has sugar and what doesn't that normally would.
    Shirley in Arizona

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