What is an apple dessert recipe for people with diabetes?

These yummy apple cups taste like pie, but without the added carbs and sugar. Grilling the apples plays up their natural sweetness, making this delicious dessert perfect for people with diabetes.

Grilled Apple Pecan Cups

2 small apples
4 tsp butter, softened
3 tbsp chopped pecans
1 tbsp SPLENDA Brown Sugar Blend
cooking spray
1 tsp agave nectar (or light honey)


1. Peel and cut apples in half crosswise. Scoop core out of center, leaving top and bottom of apple intact.
2. In small bowl, blend softened butter and agave nectar.
3. In center of each apple half, place one teaspoon of butter-agave mixture.
4. Sprinkle chopped pecans, dividing equally, into each center. Dust apples with SPLENDA Brown Sugar Blend.
5. Coat grill with cooking spray and preheat to medium.
6. Place apples on grill and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until tender and warm. Watch closely to avoid burning.
Makes 4 servings

Calories 128.8
Total Carbs 15.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
Sugars 12.3 g
Total Fat 7.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.7 g
Unsaturated Fat 5.2 g
Potassium 102.9 mg
Protein 0.7 g
Sodium 32.4 mg

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is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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