Diabetic Pear Strudel
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
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- 1 1⁄2 lbs pears (Bartlett or D'anjou, 720g)
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (5 ml)
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (10 ml)
- 2 tablespoons one-to-one sugar substitute (I used Splenda, 30 g)
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted (30 g)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar (2.5 ml)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon (2.5 ml)
- Preheat oven to 425F (220C)Gas Mark 7.
- Use nonstick cookie sheet, spray lightly or cover with parchment paper.
- Peel, core and thinly slice pears.
- Lightly coat a nonstick pan with butter flavored cooking spray. (I just used butter).
- Add the pears and saute for 2 minutes.
- Stir in the zest, juice and sugar substitute. Cook until the pears are just cooked through. Set aside.
- 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.
- Sprinkle almonds on the pastry.
- 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.
- Spray the edges of the pastry and fold each 1/3 side over fruit. I brushed on butter.
- Place seam side down on cookie sheet.
- Make slashes every 2 inches (5 cm).
- Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top.
- Coat with butter flavored cooking spray. If you use melted butter, put on before cinnamon/sugar.
- Bake 25-30 minutes until puffed and brown.
- Allow to cool to room temperature then cut into 8 pieces. Can serve with sugar free icecream or whipped cream.
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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!1Replies 1