Diabetic Pear Strudel

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by CoolMonday

I needed an extra dessert for an expected dinner guest who is diabetic. After looking at recipes for a couple of hours, I found this one and it sounded yummy. My dinner will be next month but thought I would try it today to make sure it was good. It was very yummy and I will definitely serve it at my dinner. It's from diabetic-recipes.com. Diabetic exchanges: 2 carbs (1 bread/starch, 1 fruit) 2 fat

Top Review by mamamonica

I made this for my boyfriend who is a type 1 diabetic. I only used a sugar substitute so he could enjoy more of the dessert. He LOVED it and I was so happy at how easy it was to make. I had never worked with phillo dough and was a bit worried, but it was really fun. I have made this with other fruits and this has always been a huge hit with my friends. Definately one recipe to try!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425F (220C)Gas Mark 7.
  2. Use nonstick cookie sheet, spray lightly or cover with parchment paper.
  3. Peel, core and thinly slice pears.
  4. Lightly coat a nonstick pan with butter flavored cooking spray. (I just used butter).
  5. Add the pears and saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in the zest, juice and sugar substitute. Cook until the pears are just cooked through. Set aside.
  7. On a floured surface, roll the puff pastry to make a 12 1/2 X 10 1/2 (31.25 x 26.25) inch rectangle.
  8. Sprinkle almonds on the pastry.
  9. Drain pears and place down middle third (long way) of the puff pastry to within 1/2 inch (1.25cm) of the top and bottom edge.
  10. Spray the edges of the pastry and fold each 1/3 side over fruit. I brushed on butter.
  11. Place seam side down on cookie sheet.
  12. Make slashes every 2 inches (5 cm).
  13. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top.
  14. Coat with butter flavored cooking spray. If you use melted butter, put on before cinnamon/sugar.
  15. Bake 25-30 minutes until puffed and brown.
  16. Allow to cool to room temperature then cut into 8 pieces. Can serve with sugar free icecream or whipped cream.

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