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Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts

Postby nolafoodie » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:40 pm

Cookoff 2.0 #1 - Heat Infusion - Parrothead
Cookoff 2.0 #2 - Tomatoes - Unknown Foodie
Cookoff 2.0 #3 - Butternut Squash - Jackiecat
Cookoff 2.0 #4 - Fennel - Nolafoodie
Cookoff 2.0 #5 - Grains of Paradise - PattyE
Cookoff 2.0 #6 - Eggplant - Geimerst
Cookoff 2.0 #7 - Soup - Pixie
Cookoff 2.0 #8 - Ribs - Dan
Cookoff 2.0 #9 - Citrus fruit - Moonablaze
Cookoff 2.0 #10 - Clams - Thierry
Cookoff 2.0 #11 - Ground Beef - Parrothead
Cookoff 2.0 #12 - Olives - Grovite
Cookoff 2.0 #13 - Slaw - Nolafoodie
Cookoff 2.0 #14 - Peppercorns - Grovite
Cookoff 2.0 #15 - Yogurt - Eye4got
Cookoff 2.0 #16 - Summer Squash - Nolafoodie
Cookoff 2.0 #17 - Collards - ajkdvm
Cookoff 2.0 #18 - Lemongrass - Fleur
Cookoff 2.0 #19 - Summer herbs: basil/parsley/oregano/etc. - ajkdvm
Cookoff 2.0 #20 - Tapas and party bites - lunanoir
Cookoff 2.0 #21 - Fall Squash - ajkdvm
Cookoff 2.0 #22 - Cauliflower- altonfaninmd
Cookoff 2.0 #23 - Holiday Cookies - ghenne
Cookoff 2.0 #24 - Pressure Cooker - Charlene
Cookoff 2.0 #25 - Hot'n Spicy - Slamdunkpro
Cookoff 2.0 #26 - Soy Sauce - Eye4got
Cookoff 2.0 #27 - Peanut Butter - kimberlyjoy
Cookoff 2.0 #28 - Salmon - Charlene
Cookoff 2.0 #29 - Breakfast - DanC
Cookoff 2.0 #30 - Tortillas - Grovite
Cookoff 2.0 #31 - Foil Grill Packets - DitsyD
Cookoff 2.0 #32 - Rice - Charlene
Cookoff 2.0 #33 - Wild Game - haleoalau
Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts - nolafoodie

So, half of my father's side of the family has diabetes, and they don't eat any desserts containing sugar (or honey, corn syrup, etc.). Even "low-sugar" is not good enough, though they will eat stuff with a little fruit, so long as no sugar is added. (Yes, I'm well aware that people with diabetes can have some sugar, but in moderation; these folks, however, don't subscribe to that view.)

I try to accommodate them when entertaining, and at potlucks, I'm usually the one who volunteers to bring something sugar-free. Several recipes have been hits (even the non-diabetics enjoy them), but many are misses. The problem is usually that artificial sweeteners lose their potency when exposed to heat, so baked goods end up tasting insufficiently sweet.

So, for this Cook-Off, your challenge is to provide a sugar-free (or no-sugar-added) recipe that's good enough to serve all your company, not just the diabetics. :) Thanks!
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Re: Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts

Postby Charlene » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:17 pm

These are really yummy!

Chocolate Kisses
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Ingredients:
1 cup heavy cream
4 ounces cream cheese
1 package sugar free instant pudding mix -- chocolate

How to Prepare:
With an electric mixer, mix the cream and cream cheese together, and then blend in the pudding mix.It should be very thick, like frosting.Using a piping bag with either a large round tip (#12) or star tip, pipe the mixture into approximately 200 "kisses," about the
same size as a Hershey's kiss, onto wax paper on a cookie sheet.Freeze until hard, then
remove and store in a covered container in the freezer.

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Re: Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts

Postby Charlene » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:24 pm

Cheesecake Cookie Bars

BASE:
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar Twin (I used regular Splenda)
1 cup Almond flour (Or regular flour if not worried about carbs.)
½ cup walnuts, finely chopped

TOPPING
1/4 cup Splenda
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 egg
2 T. milk
1 T. lemon juice
½ t. vanilla extract

Cream butter with brown sugar in a small mixing bowl. Add flour and
walnuts; blend together. Mixture may be crumbly.
Press mixture into the bottom of an 8x 8" baking pan.
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Blend
sugar with cream cheese until smooth. Add egg, milk, lemon juice and
vanilla; beat well. Spread over baked crust and sprinkle with
reserved topping. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool. Cut into 2" squares.

When cooled I splashed some Raspberry DaVinci syrup over the top.

Cut into 12 squares

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Re: Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts

Postby tj » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:02 pm

one nicely sized glob of whole milk ricotta
blueberries, peaches, or strawberries
a sprinkle of good cinnamon

or another:

peel slice and seed oranges, about 1/2" thick
dust with sweet curry powder
sprinkle with roughly chopped pecans
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Re: Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts

Postby Kinsley » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:17 pm


Frozen Fruit and Fat w/ Fat and Fruit

Canned Fruit Cocktail (or almost any canned fruit you like*)
Softened Cream Cheese (about 8 oz to 1 lb of fruit
Drain fruit, blend juice with cream cheese.
Slice & Mascerate strawberries in Splenda
W/ a splash of lemon juice; puree half
Mix all that together and freeze in a mold...
Unmold, cut into individual servings
top with more mascerated fresh fruit
& Whipped Cream.
* canned in juice, not syrup.

Monkey Vomit :roll:

Sliced Strawberries, mascerated as above
Blueberries
Sliced Bananas
Pineapple chunks (I prefer canned, but fresh will work if you like)
Pureed Mango (maybe w/ a splash of fruity liqueur)
Fold together and serve in bowls.

I have served both of those desserts to Briners. :wink:

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Re: Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts

Postby new cook » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:07 pm

Hmmm.... these aren't recipes, but they are sugar-free desserts that are delicious:

Berries and cream
Strawberries drizzled with a good quality balsamic vinegar
Fruits such as grapes, apples and/or pears with cheese
Grilled peaches with mascarpone cheese
Figs or dates stuffed with blue cheese
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Re: Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts

Postby Holly » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:14 pm

BACON.

Nuff said.

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Re: Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts

Postby Parrothead » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:04 pm

I'm picturing the scene in 'Grumpier Old Men' when Burgess Meredith is shopping with Jack Lemmon. He throws a pound of bacon in the cart and says "There. I'm done."

It's great.
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Re: Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts

Postby okbye » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:27 pm

I made this for a friend to take to her diabetic mom's birthday so I didn't get a piece, just a tiny taste. It seemed a little artificial sweetener-y to me but it's hard to tell unbaked. They all loved it, even the sugar eaters and said it didn't taste artificial. I would cook down some berries to top it with just in case but they wanted it plain. Used pretty much a whole box of Truvia which is about $5, it doesn't come in bulk yet. That's kept me from trying it out much.

(I used all cream cheese, dried zest and bottled lemon juice)

Truvia cheesecake

Ingredients
Crust:
1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
½ tsp vanilla
5 packets Truviaâ„¢ natural sweetener

Filling:
1 lb (2 cups) cream cheese
8 oz (1 cup) Neufchatel cheese
4 whole eggs or egg substitute
1 Tbsp fresh lemon zest
4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt
20 packets Truviaâ„¢ natural sweetener

Note: For best results use room temperature lemons, cream cheese and Neufchatel.

Directions
1. Assemble all ingredients.
2. Place graham cracker crumbs and Truviaâ„¢ into mixing bowl; mix well.
3. Pour melted butter and vanilla over crumb mixture; blend until mixture is moist.
4. Press crumb mixture into 10" ungreased spring form pan, covering bottom and sides; refrigerate for 10 minutes.
5. Place Truviaâ„¢ natural sweetener, cream cheese, Neufchatel and salt into mixing bowl.
6. Blend at low speed for 1 minute; scrape sides of bowl and mixing paddle.
7. Mixing at low speed, add one egg at a time over 5 minutes.
8. Scrape sides of bowl and paddles.
9. Mix at medium speed for 2 minutes while adding lemon zest and juice; scrape bowl and mixing paddle.
10. Pour batter into graham cracker crust; bake at 325°F in oven for 55-60 minutes.
11. Remove from oven; cool on wire rack for 1 hour; cut into 12 pieces using a water dipped serrated knife and serve or refrigerate.


Calories 270; Total Fat, 22g; Saturated Fat, 14g; Trans Fat, 0g; Cholesterol, 65mg; Sodium, 200mg; Total Carbohydrate, 20g; Dietary Fiber, 1g; Sugars, 4g; Erythritol, 7g: Protein, 6g; Vitamin A, 15% DV; Vitamin C, 6% DV; Calcium, 4% DV; Iron, 6% DV.
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Re: Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts

Postby Slamdunkpro » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:41 pm

How much longer is this going to run? It's been almost 5 weeks and the last entry was over a week ago.

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Re: Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts

Postby carla » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:42 pm

Nola hasn't posted since 10/17. Can someone tell this non-FB'er when she last posted there?
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Re: Cookoff 2.0 #34 - Sugar-Free Desserts

Postby nolafoodie » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:27 am

Sorry about that -- spent a completely unexpected couple weeks away from home, without my computer and with spotty Internet access.

Anywhoo...

Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to try any of the recipes, so I'm going by "looks" alone, here. There's something about "Frozen Fruit and Fat with Fat and Fruit," aside from the name (though that name definitely earned a few points), that seems different and appealing. I can also see myself experimenting with this mixture in my new ice cream maker. :D

So, congratulations, Kinsley -- take it away!
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