This is another of my old internet articles. This article was first posted on the internet 4 years ago this month. Since then there have been a lot of improvements in diabetic foods and I have learned a lot more personally about making diabetic desserts. The original recipe is fine but I now suggest the following changes: For the 1 cup of all-purpose flour in the crust, change that to 1/2 cup all-purpose and 1/2 cup whole-wheat. Also Equal-Lite can be hard to find now. If you don't find it, use Splenda Granulated everywhere this recipe calls for the Equal-Lite. For the topping, I now suggest replacing the Equal-Lite and Maple-Flavored Syrup with a loosely packed 1/3 cup of Splenda Brown Sugar Blend. Then Drizzle with 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar-free caramel ice cream topping before serving. Either way you choose to make it, enjoy a tasty dessert!
For all you diabetics out there who long for good desserts, here is a cheesecake recipe for you. This Apple Danish Cheesecake is an easy cheesecake to make, is healthy, and best of all, it is tasty.
APPLE DANISH CHEESECAKE
Crust: 1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup plain almonds, ground
1/4 cup Equal-Lite
1/2 cup cold butter
1/4 tsp almond (or vanilla) extract
Filling: 8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Equal-Lite
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup egg substitute
Topping: 1/3 cup Equal-Lite packed tight
1 tsp sugar-free maple-flavored syrup
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 cups peeled and thinly sliced tart apples
1/3 cup slivered almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
To make crust: In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, almonds and Equal-Lite. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add extract. Shape dough into a ball and place between two sheets of waxed paper. Roll out into a 10-inch circle. Transfer to prepared pan and gently press dough onto bottom and up sides of pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
To make filling: In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, Equal-Lite and cream of tartar until smooth. Add egg product and beat on low speed of electric mixer just until combined. Pour over crust.
To make topping: In a large mixing bowl, combine Equal-Lite with the maple-flavored syrup to blend. Add flour and cinnamon and mix to combine. Add apples and stir until coated. Spoon mixture over filling. Sprinkle with almonds.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan for serving.
WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD
I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.