Diabetic Dessert Recipes for the Modern Holiday

Ready to start your own holiday traditions? Forget the cheesecake, pecan pie, and pumpkin bars. Bring a new dessert with flavor and flair -- and a perfect fit for people with diabetes -- to the table this year with one of these twists on conventional holiday dessert recipes.

Rosemary Red Fruit Compote

Give this simple and healthful dessert with less than 150 calories a sophisticated feel. Serve the triple-fruit compote in a wineglass or water goblet. Add a sprig of rosemary to dress it up.

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Gingerbread-Pumpkin Yule Log

Gingerbread and pumpkin are holiday classics -- and here, they're rolled into one! Include the Yule log tradition without sabotaging your diabetic meal plan. Each slice only has 168 calories and 3 grams of fat.

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Tiramisu Bites

All your favorite bits of the delightful Italian dessert are slimmed down to make this flavorful and easy no-bake cookie recipe the perfect treat after any meal.

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Carrot Cupcakes with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

Classic, comforting, and cream-cheesy -- your friends will want to see the recipe to believe these delectable cakes fit in a diabetic diet.

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Gingerbread Pretzels

Put a twist on the conventional holiday gingerbread that also makes a festive food gift. The crystallized ginger offers the perfect post-meal balance of spicy and sweet for less than 100 calories per serving.

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Mini Maple-Pecan Pies

These mini pies, with only 19 grams of carb per serving, let you enjoy this festive holiday dessert without a second thought.

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Lemon-Pistachio Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Not up for sugar cookie cutouts? These simple slice-and-bake cookies will jazz up the dessert table without all the fuss. Plus, they make wonderful and tasty food gifts.

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Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes

These chocolaty morsels are the perfect way to end any savory meal for less than 20 grams of carb per serving.

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German Chocolate Trifle

Diabetic chocolate cake? Your friends won't believe you when they take a bite out of this rich dessert that will bring holiday cheer to any meal.

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Two soft and fluffy cakelike cookies are filled with guilt-free creamy frosting to make these fun and playful whoopie pies. The hint of chocolate makes them a true, dreamy treat.

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Vanilla Cake Doughnuts

Rise and shine with dessert for breakfast. Spread out your three-doughnut serving throughout the morning while you and your family take turns opening gifts.

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Silky Chocolate Pie

Creamy chocolate is the perfect complement to the subtle tang of the lower-in-fat yogurt used to make this diabetes-friendly pie that tastes as good as it looks.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Molten Cupcakes

Guests will gush over these gooey, chocolaty cupcakes. We won't tell them how easy they are or that they're diabetes-friendly if you don't.

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Lemon Gingersnaps

This simple recipe is great to make now and serve later. Grab some store-bought gingersnaps and make them table-ready with the lemon topper. Don't like kumquats? Garnish with raspberries or a sprinkle of nutmeg.

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Mocha Custards

If you enjoy coffee as a post-meal treat, opt for this java-inspired dessert on a special occasion. With only 157 calories and 21 grams of carb, you can celebrate guilt-free.

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Dark Chocolate-Peppermint Cupcakes with Whipped Frosting

Make cupcakes your way. We give you the recipe; you choose the perfect topper. Now this is a sweet holiday craft.

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Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Chocolate

After hitting the local sledding hot spot, warm up the family with a simple cup of spicy sweetness that simmers in the slow cooker.

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Almond Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce

Want something elegant, creamy, and carb-smart for dessert? Drizzle blueberry sauce over the ambrosial almond panna cotta and prepare to be amazed.

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Chocolate-Amaretto Pots de Creme

Indulge in these creamy chocolate wonders that boast only 11 grams of carb per serving. With the tantalizing flavors of almond and amaretto, these elegant desserts are sure to impress.

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Ginger-Pumpkin Mousse

Flavors of the season come together in this creamy, lighter-than-air mousse. Follow the easy make-ahead directions to be one step ahead of the holiday rush.

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Chocolate Ravioli

Cream cheese and chocolate: With those two ingredients, who could turn down ravioli for dessert? Especially when they're only 116 calories and 16 grams of carb per serving.

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Ginger-Spiced Chocolate Cake

Feed the group by making a larger ginger-spiced cake, or adorn each place setting with an individual chocolate cake. Either way, your dinner guests will thank you.

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Spiced Orange Custards

With only 15 grams of carb, these delicate nutmeg-spiced vanilla-and-orange custards are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth -- guilt-free!

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Chocolate Bread Pudding

When dinner is done, don't disregard the leftover table bread. Transform it into this easy, chocolaty treat for the ultimate comfort-food dessert.

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Fig-Orange Hand Pies

Put a twist on baking a classic pie for the holidays with these flavorful and fun hand pies that your family will love.

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Cherry-Wine Poached Apples

Don't have a big crowd coming over for the holiday dinner? This recipe is a sweet (and simple) way to end your meal for two.

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