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Diabetic Pies

Posted Friday, August 14, 2009, at 8:10 AM

Being a diabetic along with my mom and partener I am always looking for new recipes so if anyone has any please share them. My mom always makes her famous pecan pies for family gatherings especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas so I have came across two diabetic versions, now we can enjoy without putting us over the limit with sugar.

Diabetic Pecan Pie

2 tablespoons butter

2 large eggs

1 cup light syrup

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar substitute (such as Splenda)

1 tablespoon flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup pecan halves

1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell

1/2 tablespoon milk

Melt butter and put it to the side to cool down. Add in order, eggs, syrup, salt, sugar substitute, flour, vanilla extract and butter. Beat the mixture on slow speed until blended smoothly. Stir in pecans and make sure they are coated with mixture. Pour into pie shell. Brush crust rim with milk. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour.

Recipe No. 2

1 unbaked pie shell

1 (large) packet plain gelatin

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

3 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons cornstarch

3 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 tablespoons strong coffee or brewed espresso (prepared, not grounds)

24 pecan halves

Fruit sweetener:

1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate (thawed)

1/2 cup granular fructose (or diabetic sugar)

Prepare pastry and place in 9-inch pie pan. In large bowl, combine fruit sweetener, gelatin and apple sauce. Beat with electric mixer. In small bowl, blend water and cornstarch until smooth. Add cornstarch to fruit sweetener mixture and blend. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla and coffee. Pour mixture into pie shell. Decorate top with pecan halves. Bake 30-40 minutes (until custard is set) at 375 degrees. Cool slightly before cutting.

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Karen, thank you for the recipes...I am diabetic, but I do have a sweet tooth at times...and I do love me some pecan pie...on occasion and in moderation, of course.

-- Posted by BarbaraNTexas on Fri, Aug 14, 2009, at 8:25 AM

Karen, thanks for the recipes.I have a friend in Wisconsin that is a diabetic,so I sent these to her.

-- Posted by MOGAL on Mon, Aug 17, 2009, at 12:17 PM

BarbaraNTexas,what part of Texas was you from??We lived in Mission for several years and also Harlingen.Loved them both but there was no place like our born and raised Missourian..

-- Posted by MOGAL on Mon, Aug 17, 2009, at 12:22 PM

MOGAL, I am from Dexter...been in Abilene,Texas since fall of '75. First came down here on vacation to visit family (had been laid off my job in the Bluff when the boss got hurt on the job and shut everything down)...got down here right before Hallowe'en that year, went to work the next Monday...since that time, the family I had here has come back to the Dexter area, but I'm still here...all alone except for my son...boo hoo...it's all good...really would like to get back home for good, but the economy just won't let me...maybe one day....

-- Posted by BarbaraNTexas on Mon, Aug 17, 2009, at 3:56 PM

My family lived in Abilene in the early fifties. I went to school there in second, third, and half of the fourth before we moved to SEMissouri.

The dust storms were ferocious! We wore dresses to school, of course (everyone did back then), and I got caught in one of the sand storms on the way home from school. Blowing sand can really sting!

We kids liked Abilene, but my mom couldn't stand the sand!

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 6:57 AM

That is soooo cool, Goat Lady...the really fun starts when it starts raining in the middle of those dust/sand storms and it's literally raining mud...or you are standing on one side of the road and the sun is shining, but it's pouring rain across the road...but it's the wind in general that I dislike the most beside the heat, that is...it just never stops, except in mid-August when we are in the middle of 30 days straight of 100+ degrees outside is an oven..and when the wind does blow at that temperature, it feels like a blast oven...

-- Posted by BarbaraNTexas on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 6:15 PM

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I began cooking at the age of 9 with my father and have always loved trying new recipes. Beware: I am fond of onions and peppers! I am diabetic so I do try to cook more healthy dishes these days. My door is always open to trying and sharing new recipes. Let's see what we can cook up with this blog!
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