Holiday Foods

By forrest3s Latest Reply 2013-11-16 01:25:04 -0600
Started 2009-10-28 03:45:00 -0500

I always have a problem with my eating habits on the holidays. There is just so much good food around. My family would always get together and cook these huge meals which will include all sorts of cakes and pies. I always break my eating pattern around the holidays. Thanksgiving is coming and I would like to know if anyone can give me some good dessert recipes? I try to stay on track but it is hard when you are surrounded by all that good looking food.

6 replies

Judimar 2009-10-28 13:30:25 -0500 Report

Diabetic Pecan Pie:

3 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup splenda brown sugar blend firmly packed
3/4 cup light corn syrup (Karo lite is what I use)
2 tablespoons butter melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
1 (9in) unbaked pastry shell

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine eggs, SPLENDA Brown Sugar Blend, corn syrup, butter and vanilla, mixing until blended; stir in pecan halves.

Pour filling into pastry shell.

3. Bake for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.

4. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.
Cover crust edges with strips of aluminum foil for the first 25 minutes of baking to prevent over-browning.

Exchanges per serving: 3 starches, 4 fats

(I recommend baking this on a baking sheet covered with foil because it has a tendency to bubble over which can make a big mess in the oven. By placing the pie on a foil covered baking sheet it allowed me to remove the pie more easily from the oven and avoid a nasty clean up.)

Judimar 2009-10-28 13:31:19 -0500 Report

I found this recipe on I have prepared this last Christmas and a number of other times when I and visitors to my home have an urge for pecan pie.

I served it this past September to my brother in law and sister who live in Australia. They didn't realize it was "diabetic" until I told them. My sister wanted the recipe so I gave it to her.

Hope you enjoy!

Hinboyz3 2009-10-28 06:45:00 -0500 Report

Oh girl tell me about it, this is the first holiday for me being a type 2 diabetic, I love the holidays. And my family too are big on pies, cakes and all the good trimmings. I guess I will add in some desserts that I know I can enjoy also. So we all need to work through the holidays together.