Diabetic Recipes: Low-Carb Desserts
Incredible Apple Tart
Jonathan, Rome Beauty, Winesap, and York Imperial apples are all great choices for this party-special tart. You and your guests will never believe that this diabetes-friendly recipe is only 15 grams of carb per serving.
Chocolate curls add an extra hint of richness to this elegant dessert with 13 grams of carb per slice.
Tip: To make the curls, carefully draw a vegetable peeler across the smooth side of a milk chocolate candy bar.
Jasmine Tea Cookies
Jasmine tea is a type of green tea that's been scented with jasmine flowers. It lends extraordinary flavor to these tender morsels, which have only 8 grams of carb per serving.
Berry-Cream Cheese Tart
Light cream cheese and dessert topping make a yummy cheesecakelike filling for this 1-carb-choice delight.
Double-Berry Ice Cream
Strawberries and raspberries team up to make this 1-carb-choice treat double-berry good.
No-Bake Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
With the decadent flavor of this easy no-bake cheesecake, you'll never believe it's only 15 grams of carb per slice.
Tip: To make slicing this cheesecake easier, dip your knife in water between cuts.
Spiced Orange Custards
These delicate custards get their captivating flavor from a trio of seasonings -- nutmeg, vanilla, and orange peel. Each custard cup is only 1 carb choice.
Gingered Shortcake Bites
These gingered shortcakes have a zesty zing when you pop them in your mouth. Each cookie has 14 grams of carb, so plan your meal accordingly -- you'll definitely want more than one!
Tip: Crystallized ginger is gingerroot that's been simmered in syrup and coated with sugar. Look for it in your supermarket's produce or spice section.
Creme de cassis is a liqueur that gives these low-carb crepes a delicate black currant flavor.
A pretzel-and-almond crust topped with a creamy filling that's studded with fresh fruit -- now that's a cheesecake like no other, especially because it has only 14 grams of carb per slice!
These fruit-and-nut stuffed snickerdoodles are a tasty treat for only 13 grams of carb per cookie.
Tip: To make the cookie dough a little firmer and easier to drop, chill it for up to an hour.
Simple Almond Cookies
For a can't-miss afternoon pick-me-up, enjoy one of these crescent-shaped, macaroonlike cookies with a cup of your favorite tea. Each cookie has just 7 grams of carb.
Peanut Butter Cookies
The fascinating thing about these irresistible peanut butter morsels is that they contain no flour -- and only 7 grams of carb per cookie. For holidays, imprint them with cookie cutters to fit the season instead of the star-shaped cutter.
Peanut-Apple Crunch Balls
For only 9 grams of carb and 94 calories each, these crunchy treats are perfect on-the-go snacks.
Tip: Lightly wetting your hands helps make the yummy cereal, apple, and peanut mixture easier to shape into balls.
Melon-Mango Ice Cream
Making your own ice cream is fun and satisfying, especially when it's this tropical pleaser. It won't derail your diabetic meal plan because it's made with fat-free half-and-half and buttermilk instead of whipping cream, adding up to only 15 grams of carb in each 1/2 cup serving.
These tiny jam-filled tidbits have only 7 grams of carb per cookie. They're a festive addition to a holiday buffet table or cookie tray.
Another time, use mandarin orange sections or fresh raspberries in place of the kumquats or orange peel to top these 8-carb-gram cookies.
Raspberry-Fig Linzer Cookies
For years, travelers returned from Austria singing the praises of Linzer torte, made with a nut crust and filled with raspberry jam. This is a lightened adaptation of the classic with only 65 calories and 11 grams of carb.