This dessert is perfect for the fall.
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Number of Servings: 14 (1/2 cup)
3 lbs Firm Baking Apples
2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1/3 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Stevia
1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 1/4 cups Flour
1 1/3 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Stevia
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Melted Butter
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/3 cup Fat-free Milk
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel and core apples, and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices. In a large bowl, combine apple slices, lemon juice, brown sugar, 1/4 cup stevia, 1/4 cup flour, and cinnamon. Toss well. Transfer to a 2 1/2-quart baking pan.
2. In a medium bowl, combine 11/4 cups flour with the sugar, stevia, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center and add the egg, butter, vanilla, and milk. Quickly incorporate the liquid ingredients into the dry, just until blended.
3. Spoon the dough into free-form biscuits over the apples. Bake for 35–40 minutes until the topping is golden and the fruit is bubbly.
NOTE: Use a mix of different types of apples in apple desserts to get different flavor notes and different textures. Golden Delicious, Honey Crisps, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Jonathan or Northern Spy varieties work well.
Total Carbohydrates: 28 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Sugars: 15 g
Total Fat: 1.5 g
Saturated Fat: .07 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 85 mg
Protein: 2 g
Not all recipes presented here are necessarily appropriate for all people with diabetes, nor will all recipes fit into every meal plan. No two meal plans are alike. Work with your health care provider, diabetes educator or dietitian to design a meal plan that's right for you, and includes the foods you love. A key message for people with diabetes is "Carbs Count." Foods high in carbs (carbohydrates) -- bread, tortillas, rice, crackers, cereal, fruit, juice, milk, yogurt, potatoes, corn, peas, sweets -- raise your blood glucose levels the most.
For many people, having 3 or 4 servings of a carb choice at each meal and 1 or 2 servings at snacks is about right. Keep an eye on your total number of servings. For example, if you choose to have dessert, cut back on potatoes.
Round out your meals with a serving of:
- Meat (such as fish or chicken) or meat substitute (such as beans, eggs, cheese, and tofu) about the size of a deck of cards and
- Non-starchy vegetables (such as broccoli or lettuce). If you have three (3) or more servings of non-starchy vegetables, count them as a carbohydrate choice. Three (3) servings is equal to 1 1/2 cups of cooked vegetables, or three (3) cups of raw vegetables.
Check your blood glucose to see how your food choices or these recipes affect your blood glucose. If your meal plan isn't working for you, talk to your dietitian about making a new one.
Along with exercise and medications (insulin or oral diabetes pills), nutrition is important for good diabetes management. By eating well-balanced meals in the correct amounts, you can keep your blood glucose level as close to normal (non-diabetes level) as possible.
The recipes on this page are only a part of what is offered in recipe books from the American Diabetes Association. Many also include information on meal planning, portion control, food buying and seasoning, as well as general cooking hints and tips for people with diabetes.
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