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Diabetic Summer Dessert Recipes

When it comes to light summer desserts, recipes featuring stone fruits -- such as peaches, apricots, plums, and cherries -- are a healthy and delicious choice. Try one of these fruit dessert recipes for a refreshing summer treat that is sure to impress.

  • Apricot-Vanilla Clafoutis

    Apricots are full of fiber and vitamins A and C. They are also quite tasty -- especially in this Apricot-Vanilla Clafoutis, or thick custard cake. Use a sugar substitute, such as Splenda Sugar Blend, to cut carbs to 15 grams per serving.

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  • Bing Cherry Fool

    Bursting with antioxidants and natural sweet-tartness, cherries are perfect in a cool, rich fool -- an English dessert made from pureed fruit and whipped cream. Enjoy a 1/2-cup serving for fewer than 150 calories and only 3 grams of fat.

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  • Lemon-Scented Crepes with Honeyed Fruit

    Nectarines are sweet and delicious when paired with lemon and berries in this crepe recipe. Made with fat-free milk and low-fat cottage cheese, this summer dessert is a good source of vitamins A and C.

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  • Peach Semifreddo with Pistachios and Peach Swirl

    Ripe and tender peaches are the star of this semifreddo recipe, an Italian ice cream-like dessert with a frozen mousse texture. Chopped pistachios, honey, and fresh mint leaves accent the peach flavor in this easy but impressive dessert.

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  • Grilled Plums with Thyme-Infused Honey, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts

    Five easy ingredients are all you need for this gourmet-style dessert. Whip up this sweet and savory recipe in no time, and grill it to perfection in less than five minutes.

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  • Peach-Berry Cobbler

    Peaches team up with raspberries in this tart, summery cobbler. To cut calories and carbs even more, follow directions for the sugar substitute option in this easy fruit dessert recipe.

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  • Black Forest Trifle

    Sugar-free cake and pudding mixes are the secrets to this winning summer fruit dessert recipe. No one will ever guess that this cherry-studded delight is low enough in calories, fat, and carbs to fit into a diabetes meal plan.

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  • Roasted Mango with Brown Sugar Topping

    Served warm and topped with dollops of fat-free ice cream, mango is the main ingredient in this low-calorie dessert that takes only 10 minutes to bake. Prepare the brown sugar topping up to one day ahead and refrigerate until baking time.

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  • Peach-Berry Frozen Dessert

    Using fat-free cream cheese, fat-free yogurt, and light dessert topping keeps this low-carb fruit dessert under 100 calories per serving.

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  • Fruit with White Wine

    This colorful medley showcases four luscious stone fruits: plums, nectarines, peaches, and mangoes. To cut carbs, try our sugar substitute option.

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  • Just Peachy Smoothies

    These diabetes-friendly peach, nectarine, and apricot smoothies are a versatile and fun dessert option the whole family will love. With just four easy ingredients, you can enjoy these low-carb smoothies any time of day.

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  • Smoothie Pops

    Simply combine fat-free yogurt, fat-free milk, and ice with the fresh stone fruit of your choice to create these perfect-for-summer low-carb frozen pops.

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  • Frozen Mango-Ginger Cups

    Incredibly easy to make, these low-carb dessert cups are sure to be a family favorite all summer long. Featuring mango, ginger, creamy yogurt, and cream cheese, each serving has only 81 calories and 3 grams of fat.

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  • Plum Tarts

    Looking for a fun twist on dessert? Try these portion-controlled tarts featuring a luscious custardlike filling that tastes like a splurge but boasts only 162 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving.

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  • Cherry-Chocolate Bread Pudding

    Whole grain bread and dried tart cherries make this rich chocolate bread pudding dessert recipe nutritious and hearty. You won't believe this comfort-food favorite has only 150 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving.

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  • Melon-Mango Ice Cream

    Dessert is extra special when you make your own ice cream, especially if it's this tropical pleaser. It won't derail your diabetes meal plan because it's made with fat-free half-and-half and buttermilk instead of whipping cream.

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