Our family likes is crazy about desserts. I’ve seen a fight over fried pies and a stampede for a caramel pie. When my parents were both diagnosed with diabetes, they thought they could no longer enjoy desserts (though Mom is still bent on having some every now and then). Thankfully, I have found several recipes that were a hit with everyone, and Father’s Day was a big hit in the dessert ballgame.
I made a sugar free strawberry pie.
It is one of the easiest pies I’ve ever made. The ingredients:
- 1 can of diet sprite or diet 7-up
- 1 box of sugarfree strawberry jello
- 1 T of cornstarch
- 1/4 C water
- 1 pint of strawberries, sliced
- 1 graham cracker crust
Mix the jello and sprite together in a sauce pan over medium heat. Mix the cornstarch and water together and add to the saucepan. You cook until it is mixed well and almost to a boil. I cooked it about 10 minutes. Let it cool a while and add the strawberries. Pour into a graham cracker crust and chill. Top with any whipped topping you like.
I really don’t like jello. Just a personal preference. I might have some texture issues (sensory problems weren’t diagnosed when I was a child and hated the tags on my clothes or my socks to bunch up but don’t worry mom and dad) However, to me the Jell-O wasn’t even very noticeable.
We love strawberries. When my niece, Amber, was little she just went nuts over strawberries. I remember the nuttiest was a tantrum at a Baskin Robbins. Fun Times! Soon after that I got her a virgin strawberry daquiri and she drank it in a few gulps. Anyway, she always loved that drink and anything strawberry. This weekend she loved the pie as well. If a hardcore strawberry lover like Amber approves, then it passes the test.
Dad liked it too and forbid us to keep eating it. He said he was the diabetic. Oh well. The odds our in our favor to become one too.