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Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes

Apples are a super-versatile, budget-friendly, and fiber-packed fruit. We've included our favorite low-carb apple dessert recipes (think pies, crisps, and cobblers) and a few apple-infused side- and main-dish recipes, too. Best of all, these yummy apple dishes have been developed with a diabetic diet in mind.

Caramel Crunch Apple Crisp

A little sugar-free caramel ice cream topping adds the crowning touch to this old-fashioned apple dessert.

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Almond-Apple Trifles

Pomegranate juice, low-fat yogurt, and light whipped topping keep this nutty home-style apple dessert diabetes friendly.

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Amazing Apple Tart

Juicy baked apples, a tender biscuitlike crust, and a sweet and spicy sauce add up to this diabetes-friendly dessert. That is truly amazing!

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Pistachio-Apple Baklava

Chopped apples and dried cranberries give this Greek-style dessert a fun flavor twist, while fat-free butter-flavor nonstick cooking spray keeps it low in fat.

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Green Apple Slaw

Fresh, fast, and flavorful, this light salad works well with grilled pork or chicken.

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Maple-Apple Pecan Crunch Pumpkin Pie

The diabetes-friendly pie topper is made with warm apple slices, toasted pecans, and maple syrup.

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Cider-Glazed Fig-Apple Cupcakes

You can serve these lemony muffinlike cakes as a dessert or for brunch.

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Pecan-Apple Custards

Unsweetened applesauce, fat-free milk, egg product, and oatmeal transform traditional custard into a sweet, good-for-you treat.

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Lattice-Topped Apple Pie

Apple pie has never been so quick to put together! Start by tossing unpeeled apples and spices in a dish. Then make a quick lattice by simply topping the apple mixture with pastry strips, rather than weaving like a traditional lattice.

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Apple-Glazed Chicken with Spinach

A drizzling of lemon-accented apple glaze lightly sweetens the braised spinach-topped chicken in this delightful dish.

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Ricotta Cheesecake with Apple Topper

Light ricotta cheese and reduced-fat cream cheese make this cheesecake a healthier choice for a diabetes meal plan. Honey, apple pie spice, and cinnamon mingle with apples in the yummy topper.

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Maple-Glazed Baked Apples

The rich aroma of fresh baked apples and cinnamon is a great welcome to the Fall season. To serve this fun dish, remove the cinnamon sticks and spoon the maple syrup-juice mixture left in the casserole over the baked apples.

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Incredible Apple Tart

Jonathan, Rome Beauty, Winesap, and York Imperial are all great choices for the apples in this perfect-for-parties tart.

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Apple Puffed Oven Pancake

Apple pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves or ginger. If you don't have any on hand, you can substitute cinnamon and a dash of cloves.

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Cider-Braised Pork Roast and Apples

Pork and apples, a classic pairing, cook up beautifully in the slow cooker.

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Triple-A Apple Pie

Apples, Anjou pears, and apricots are the As that make this pie a knockout.

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Golden Rice Pudding

Soft, juicy apples add a sweet twist to classic rice pudding. Want more texture, color, and nutrients in the creamy mix? Leave the peel on the apple.

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Spicy Apple-Kasha Muffins

Enjoy this crumbly apple muffin with a cup of tea for a delightful diabetes-friendly treat. If you can't find ground roasted buckwheat groats in your grocery store, ask for kasha, its commonly used name. Kasha is available in fine, medium, and coarse grinds, so check the package label for "finely ground" before buying.

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Peanut-Apple Crunch Balls

These yummy cereal, apple, and peanut balls are a smart, diabetes-friendly alternative to sugar-laden cookies.

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Apple-Pumpkin Softies

So moist and tender, you'll think you're eating the tops of pumpkin muffins.

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Apple Crisp

There's nothing like this old-fashioned apple dessert to top off a home-cooked meal. Thankfully, this recipe has just a fraction of the calories and carbs in the original version.

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Apple-Spice Cake

Subtly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, each cake square is chock full of chopped apple.

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Savory Pea Pods and Apples

This super easy (and tasty) side dish features just four ingredients -- turkey bacon, leeks, apples, and pea pods.

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Chicken, Sauerkraut, and Apple Panini

Spruce up lunch with this sweet and savory sandwich. Sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and apple slices give this toasted panini big flavor with just 290 calories per sandwich.

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Caramel-Spiced Apples

Sugar-free caramel ice cream topping makes this diabetes-friendly dessert extra special, and cinnamon gives the apples a hint of spice.

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Turkey-Apple Sausage Patties

Why not make your own breakfast sausage? It's easy and healthful! Apples give a boost of flavor and texture to these yummy patties.

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Apple-Nut Wedges

Think of the apple wedge, with the soft crisp of the apple and the tasty, nutty crunch, as a simple transformation of the traditional apple pie!

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Curried Chicken with Cabbage, Apple, and Onion

Curry powder brings out the best in both the chicken and the cabbage-and-apple slaw.

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Apple Spinach Salad with Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette

With crunchy green apple slices, crumbly feta cheese, and dried tart red cherries, this salad is super satisfying.

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Cherry-Apple Cobbler

Make sure the fruit filling is hot when you spoon the biscuit batter over it. That way, the bottom of the "cobbled biscuit" will be thoroughly cooked.

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