Sugar Free Dessert Recipes

Maryanne B. wishes to find some sugar free dessert recipes.

Everyone has a sweet tooth and why canít those who are supposed to lay off the sugar be any different. Usually, a person who wishes to create a sugar-free dessert is either trying to lose weight, avoid a cavity or is diabetic. Today, there are many sugar substitutes that can replace the need to bake or cook with sugar. Another trick is to use fruits and fruit juices, which contain natural sweeteners. Below you will find various sugar free dessert recipes for you to try out:

Sugar Free Fudge Recipe


16 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 unsweetened chocolate squares (1ounce each) melted and cooled
1/2 cup sugar substitute (aspartame sweetener)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans


1) In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, chocolate, sweetener and vanilla until smooth.

2) Stir in pecans.

3) Pour into 8-inch square baking pan lined with foil.

4) Cover and refrigerate overnight.

5) Cut into 16 squares. Serve chilled.

Cherry Turnovers

(Makes 6)


8 frozen phyllo dough sheets, thawed
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
6 Tablespoons no-sugar-added black cherry fruit spread 1 1/2 tablespoons cherry liqueur (optional)
1 egg
1 teaspoon cold water


1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2) Lightly brush each phyllo sheet with butter; stack.

3) Cut through all sheets to form six (5-inch) squares.

4) Combine fruit spread and cherry liqueur, if desired.

5) Place 1 tablespoon fruit spread mixture in center of each pile of eight phyllo squares.

6) Brush edges of phyllo with butter.

7) Fold edges over to form triangle

8) Gently press edges together to seal.

9) Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

10) Beat together egg and water and brush over phyllo triangles.

11) Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.

12) Cool on wire rack.

13) Serve warm or at room temperature.

Diabetic Dutch Apple Pie



1/4 c  Flour

1/2 c  Quick cooking oats

1/2 ts Cinnamon

5 c  Sliced baking apples

Sweetener equal to 1/2 c

1/2 c  Unsweetened frozen apple juice concentrate

 Pie crust for 1 crust pie


1/4 c  Flour

1/2 c  Quick cooking oats

Ĺ c Equal Sweetener

1 ts Cinnamon

1 pk Sugarfree instant vanilla pudding mix

1/2 c  Butter or margarine


1) Mix flour, oats, cinnamon, and sweetener with a fork.

2)  Pour over sliced apples and mix well.

3) Pour apple juice over top of apples and mix well again.

4) Put apple mixture in pie crust; set aside.

5) For topping: mix dry ingredients with fork.

6) Add butter and cut into dry ingredients with a pastry blender or 2 knives until it resembles coarse crumbs

7) Pour mixture over pie filling  and press down evenly over apples.

8) Bake at 400 degrees for 45-55 minutes.

Sugarless Cookies


3 c  Flour

3/4 lb Butter; softened

1/2 c  Water

margarine if desired


1) Blend all ingredients. 

2) Roll into balls using about 1 teaspoon of dough.

3) Place on ungreased baking sheets.  Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour. 

4) Bake at 350 degrees until the edges begin to brown, about 6 minutes.


Diabetic Devil's Food Cake


1/2 c  Cocoa                            

1/3 c  Sugar (or substitute)

1/2 c  Boiling water                    

3/4 c  Liquid egg substitute

2 c  Cake flour                               

1/2 ts Baking soda                    

1 ts Vanilla

1 1/2 ts Baking powder                   

1/2 c  Margarine, room temperature

1/8 ts Salt                                    


1) Stir together cocoa and boiling water until smooth. 

2) Set aside to cool to room temp.

3) Place flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar in mixer bowl and mix at low speed about 1 minute to blend.

4) Add egg substitute, sweetener, and vanilla to cocoa mixture and mix well.

5) Add margarine to dry ingredients along with cocoa mixture and mix well at medium speed about 1 minute.

6) Pour into 9" square or 9x13 cake pan that has been greased with margarine. 

7) Bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean and cake pulls away from the sides of the pan.

8) Cool in the pan and cut 6x3 to yield 18 pieces.

Banana Bread


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons low-sodium baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups slice bananas (3 ripe bananas)
1 egg
1/3 cup canola oil
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened orange juice
Nonstick cooking spray


1) Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

2) Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl.

3) Stir to blend.

4) Puree the bananas in a blender.

5) Add the bananas and remaining ingredients and mix well.

6) Pour into a loaf pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooling spray.

7) Bake for 40 to 50 min. Cool on a wire rack.

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