Even when seniors can’t eat sugar, live-in Birmingham caregivers can still serve a delicious dessert that they will enjoy at the end of Christmas dinner. Serving cinnamon spiced pears or even pumpkin pie is the perfect way to end the meal with a beautiful sugar-free dessert that adds a touch of festive flavor to the holiday meal.
Christmas Cinnamon Spiced Pears
4 medium Anjou Pears
2 tablespoons margarine
4 tablespoons brown sugar substitute
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup water
4 drops red food coloring
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Peel and slice pears. Cut them in half.
3. Combine margarine, brown sugar substitute and cinnamon. Using a fork, break margarine up and stir until well combined.
4. Add walnuts to the mixture and stir again.
5. Add water and stir until well combined.
6. Add the food coloring to the mixture.
7. Place pears cut side up in a 9 by 13 baking dish.
8. Pour mixture over pears. Make sure to try to get an equal amount on each pear half.
9. Bake for 45 minutes until pears become tender.
Alternatively, it is easy to make a diabetic-friendly pumpkin pie using a pre-made pie shell.
1 deep-dish pie shell
3 large eggs
15 ounce can solid-pack pumpkin
12 ounce can evaporated milk
1 cup Splenda granular sugar substitute
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them well.
3. Add remaining ingredients to eggs. Beat until well combined.
4. Place deep-dish pie shell into pie pan.
5. Pour mixture into shell.
6. Bake for 45 minutes in oven until mixture sets.
7. If edges of shell become too brown, cover them with aluminum foil.
8. Let pie cool and cut into eight pieces. Serve and enjoy.
The holidays are a joyous time to spend with your senior who has diabetes. Enjoy making these holiday desserts that everyone will love eating this holiday. Additionally, you can enrich your loved one’s experience at home by reaching out to Birmingham, AL, Home Care Assistance. We customize unique care plans for seniors in need of companionship and assistance in the comfort of home. Call (205) 438-6925 today to learn more about our premier services and how they benefit local seniors.