Friday, October 21, 2011

Low Carb Mock "Apple" Pie

I am so excited about this post! I have been searching for a low carb substitute for apples and I have finally found something perfect with only 5 carbs per cup. It's called a Chayote squash, yes a squash! Crazy I know, but you really can't tell the difference after you cook it with apple pie spice, sweetener and a little lemon juice. It looks like a fat green pear and kinda smells like an unsweetened apple, if you can imagine that. It is very crisp like an apple when it's raw and very good chopped in a salad. You can add it to soup or saute it like you would zucchini or any other squash. For pies and cobblers you will need to simmer it in water or 20-30 minutes first to soften it. Head to your local grocer and look for this very unique piece of produce, it is so versatile.

This pie makes 8-10 servings with only 8.5-10.5 carbs each if using carb-free sweetener and you omit the shredded apple. A traditional crumb topped apple pie has 48-60 carbs per slice!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Low Carb Black Forest Cake

I was inspired to make this recipe by my Sister-in-law Mary. She called me and told me about an amazing recipe she found on the internet for Black Forest Cake, though the recipe she found was not low carb. I put my low carb touches on it and it turned out amazing! It was very moist and very chocolatey! My husband couldn't believe this cake was sugar-free. Top this cake with my Low Carb Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and garnish with fresh whipped cream and sugar-free shaved chocolate.

This recipe makes 12 servings with 6.75 carbs per slice if you use a zero carb sweetener in the cake batter. If you use Splenda it will raise the carb count to 12.75 carbs per slice.

Low Carb Blueberry Waffles

Who doesn't enjoy hot, fluffy waffles? This recipe is easy to throw together and very delicious! You can add any berries that you like, but I chose blueberries for this recipe. If you like a buttermilk flavor you can add 1/2 tbls of white vinegar to the half & half. Allow it to sit and thicken for 2-3 minutes before adding it to the batter. Either way, you can't go wrong!