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yorkshirepud Nov 23, 2008 06:04 PM

One of our dinner guests on Thanksgiving day is diabetic. Where can I get something nice for dessert that he can have, while the rest of us bliss out on pecan and pumpkin pie?

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    NirvRush RE: yorkshirepud Nov 23, 2008 06:33 PM

    not sure if you're feeling ambitious, but i usually make a splenda-sweetened pumpkin swirl cheesecake for my diabetic hubby.

    1. chispa_c RE: yorkshirepud Nov 24, 2008 07:00 AM

      If you'd rather buy something try calling People's Pharmacy on North Lamar or Wildwood Cafe off Bee Caves Road. Both places sell alternative baked goods. People's Pharmacy should be able to refer you to someone local.

      I highly recommend trying to find products made with natural sugar substitues like Maltitol, Stevia or Xylitol (to name a few). Splenda is actually Sucralose which is defined as chlorinated sugar. You can find more information on natural sugars and sugars that are chemically based on the Wikipedia - Sugar Substitutes.

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        taliesin15 RE: yorkshirepud Nov 24, 2008 07:24 AM

        Here's a couple of easy ones that fit into a T-giving theme. Baked Acorn Squash, cut in half first, usually with butter and brown sugar, but you don't need the latter, as the squash is sweet enough on its own. Another good one is a fruit plate, possibly fruit and cheese, say sliced pears with several kinds of cheese?

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          chispa_c RE: taliesin15 Nov 24, 2008 07:51 AM

          GREAT suggestions!

          Baked apples or pears with raisins/cinnamon, maple syrup?

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            taliesin15 RE: chispa_c Nov 24, 2008 08:42 AM

            The maple syrup is probably pushing it--my impression is the natural sugars in fruit is alright but still a bit sugarey for diabetics. Another idea is to just serve the diabetic a cheese tray without fruit, or maybe nuts? One other idea comes to mind, though it does use fruit: prosciutto & melon slices.

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              yorkshirepud RE: taliesin15 Nov 24, 2008 10:48 AM

              These are ALL great suggestions - thank you all! I might go with the prosciutto and melon... I just didn't want to feel relegated to a batch of Royal brand sugar-free chocolate pudding...8-)

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