Tonight I am cooking for my fiance’s 90-year-old grandmother (Mama) and her boyfriend Marvin who is 95-years-old! Mama happens to be diabetic and said she couldn’t eat anything really with a lot of sugar. My father is also diabetic and tends to avoid desserts, but how could I not have dessert after dinner? It made me think about families with kids who have diabetes and how it might be hard to do “homemade” desserts without buying something that is tasty for a diabetic child. So, on my last-minute quest today, I found this fabulous recipe that I am sure any child or family member would love. Enjoy!
Most children with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. Children with type 1 diabetes do not make enough insulin and must receive insulin injections to move sugar from the bloodstream into the cells to supply energy. To help manage blood sugar, children with diabetes should aim to eat the same amount of carbohydrates at each meal. Foods with carbohydrate include starch, fruit, milk and yogurt. Carbohydrate needs vary based on your child’s calorie needs and blood sugar goals.
- 1 recipe Basic Pie Shell
- 4 apples
- 1 Tablespoon (15 mL) lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoon (45 mL) granulated sugar replacement or granulated fructose
- 1/4 teaspoon (2 mL) cinnamon
- 4 teaspoon (20 mL) margarine
- 1 egg white (slightly beaten)
- Roll out pie dough and cut into 4 equal pieces.
- Peel and core apples and sprinkle them with lemon.
- Place 1 apple in center of each piece of dough.
- Combine sugar replacement and cinnamon in a bowl, sprinkling evenly into cavity of apples.
- Top each apple with 1 teaspoon (5 mL) margarine.
- Bring opposite ends of dough up over apple.
- Moisten slightly with water; seal securely.
- Brush with beaten egg white and place in shallow baking pan.
- Bake at 425 F (220 C) for 35 to 45 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown.
Serving Size: 1 dumpling
Yield: 4 dumplings
Exchanges: 2 bread, 1 fruit, 2 1/2 fat
Nutrition: 221 calories
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