Recipe by Melba
"A tasty cream pie with pineapple and pecans. You can use fat-free milk and whipped topping to make this dessert extra low-cal."
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1 (9 inch)
prepared graham cracker crust
1 (1 ounce) package
sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, drained
1 (8 ounce) container
frozen whipped topping, thawed
This pie is awesome, especially for dieters and diabetics. It is best if you cut back on the milk just a tad, makes it easier to cut out! Also good to add a few mandarin oranges!
My biggest problem was calling this pie a "diabetic" pie. I wouldn't call it that just because of the sugar free pudding mix. This couldn't even be called "sugar free" If you've never prepared meals for a diabetic be very careful and understand the power of carbs. Especially Simple carbs. The carbs in this recipe aren't exactly the most diabetic friendly along with the refined sugar. If this were served after a meal which already had carbs in it you risk jacking up their blood sugar levels beyond their target numbers after a meal. They need to know in advance all the carbs for an entire meal including a dessert so they can decide how much insulin they need if they are doing an Insulin:Carb ratio shot before meals. If you really want to reduce this to a diabetic friendly pie take the time to find a low carb sugar free crust. There are shortbreads out there for that. Non fat or 2% milk and sugar free whipped topping. Add some splenda in the whipped topping for taste. Be very careul with canned fruits. Make sure no sugar has been added. Pineapple is a high glycemic fruit. Going with strawberrys may be better. The sugar free vanilla is fine. We have a diabetic in our family and we are picky about Carb counting. If you go with this recipe as written the milk, whipped topping and gram crackers could easily skyrocket someones blood sugar to scary numbers depending on how they respond to simple carbs. Be very careful serving this in between meals as well.
I was amazed how delicious this pie was! I am watching fat as well as sugar, so I used fat free milk and cool whip free. I don't believe it comprimised this recipe at all. I also experimented with sugar free chocolate pudding instead of vanilla. Awesome! Try it, you'll like it!
I made this because we were having a diabetic friend for dinner, I bought the individual graham cracker crusts, mixed everything together, but the vanilla pudding, then seperated into two, used the sugar free pudding for one, and the real stuff for the rest, ( I didn't see the need for the rest of us to ingest the awful tasting poison in artificial sweetners!) I really did not care for it too much, and no one else seemed knocked out of the ball park either. Of course I am not on the stringent diet of a diabetic, and I may be more appreciative if I were. If I ever made it again, I would add other fruit, like maybe grapes, strawberries, and/ or manderines. It deffinately needs more than just the ingredients listed here. Update: I had a little left over, and decided to try to spruce it up some with strawberries and grapes, also, I added another whole can of pineapple. It made a pretty good fruit salad. I probably will use this recipe again, add even more different fruits to it, maybe a little bit of coccunut, and serve it without the crust.
My husband is a diabetic and he absolutely loves this pie. There are times when he really craves a dessert and this fits the bill. Thank you!
I wanted to make this for Thanksgiving, but after reading the reviews I realized that I needed to get the firmness perfected. It took 4 attempts, and realized that it works better with name brand ingredients. I used two boxes of Jello brand pudding that was sugar free and fat free. Also used 1 1/2 cups of 2% milk instead of 1 cup. Used cool whip brand Lite, and cut the pecans down to 1/2 cup because of the calories. It came out great. So for 1/8 of a slice it now has 177 calories, 11 g. sugar, 10 g. fat, 4 g. sat. fat, 17 g. carb's. Now I have the perfect desert-THANKS!
Sooo easy and yummy! Served this to my parents (Dad is diabetic) and Mom just HAD to have the recipe. She has used it a couple times already to take to pot luck dinners! I'm making it again today but don't have vanilla pudding on hand so I'll be using Coconut Cream. I have a feeling it will still be awesome!
I used low fat graham pie crust and non- fat milk and still was delicious.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Instant Millionaire Pie for Diabetics
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 217
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