What is a pie recipe for people with diabetes?

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This easy recipe doesn’t have a traditional piecrust -- instead, a combination of eggs, evaporated milk, and a bit of flour pulls it together. The pie is packed with berries, so it's bursting with flavor and antioxidants.

Impossible Berry Pie

Ingredients

1 cup fresh sliced strawberries, washed & drained
1/2 cup fresh raspberries, washed & drained
1/2 cup fresh blueberries, washed & drained
13 oz evaporated milk
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup white all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/3 cup flaked unsweetened coconut (optional)
1 tbsp powdered sugar, sifted (optional)
cooking spray

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Coat 9-1/2" pie plate with cooking spray.
3. Place berries in pie plate; set aside.
4. Shake evaporated milk and pour into food processor or blender. Add agave nectar, flours, vanilla, eggs, oil, and almond extract. Process until smooth, scraping sides.
5. If using, add coconut and pulse 2 times.
6. Pour mixture over fruit and bake 45 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean.
7. Cool on rack about 30 minutes and refrigerate about 1 hour before serving.
8. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Cover and refrigerate leftovers

Additional Information
You can use any combination of berries you like, as well as frozen (unsweetened) berries. Agave nectar is a sweetener with a slightly thinner consistency than honey. It generally has a reduced impact on blood sugar. Look for it in the aisle where you find honey and syrups.

Makes 12 servings

Amount Per Serving
Note: Optional items are not included in nutritional facts.

Calories 156.4
Total Carbs 15.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Sugars 9.9 g
Total Fat 8.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Unsaturated Fat 6.1 g
Potassium 163.6 mg
Protein 5 g
Sodium 55.8 mg

Click below to watch chef Michel Nischan craft this diabetes-friendly dessert.

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