Diabetes-Friendly Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Pudding

Medically reviewed in August 2021

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup stevia
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 cups 1% milk
  • 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen (thawed) pitted cherries, halved

Preparation

  • Serves: 12
  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, sugar, stevia, and salt. Whisk in the milk until well incorporated, making sure to scrape, the corners of the saucepan. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add in 1 oz of chocolate. Simmer for 2 minutes until the pudding has thickened slightly.

In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg, gradually beat 3/4 cup of the hot pudding into the egg, then whisk the egg mixture back into the pan and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour the pudding into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding. Cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for 30 minutes. Stir in all except 4 tbsp of the remaining chocolate. Mix in the cherries.

Add the pudding to 8 individual dessert cups. Sprinkle each cup with 1/2 tsp of chopped chocolate. 

Exchanges/Choices:

  • 1 Carbohydrate
  • 1/2 Fat 

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
Calories 105; calories from fat 25; total fat 3g; saturated fat 1.4g; trans fat 0g; cholesterol 20mg; sodium 35mg; total carbohydrate 18g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 13g; protein 3g

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