Lime Pear Dessert THM-E

Pears are sometimes overlooked when it comes to the fruit aisle. For an
orchard hobbyist they are one of the easiest fruits to grow. Bosc, Bartlett, and Sickle are few of my favorite and I have canned many jars of sugar-free pears from our orchard. This dessert combines lime and pears for a tasty refreshing THM E dessert.

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Sourdough Doughnuts THM-XO

Fasnacht Day is tomorrow and widely celebrated in Lancaster County. The tradition of eating fastnachts on Fat Tuesday started with the Pennsylvania Dutch as they were looking for recipes to use up lard before Lent. Fastnacht is a German word which means “night before the fast. I have always saved the lard we make when we butcher hogs in the winter to fry doughnuts. These sourdough doughnuts are very tasty and our family loves them.

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White Cake with Strawberry Cream Filling THM-S

Everyone loves to celebrate special occasions with beautiful decorated cakes. But so often those cakes are ladened with so much sugar and carbs. This cake used white navy beans as the base for the batter and is filled with Strawberry Cream Filling and frosted with Cream Cheese Frosting. It takes those special occasions to a new level. Don’t forget the Cake Batter Flavoring as it adds that a flavor that low-carb, sugar-free baked items are often lacking.

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Pumpkin Pie Bars THM-S

This past weekend as I watched snowflakes swirling past the window, all I could think of was — I’m not ready for fall to be over with the colorful leaves, apples, and pumpkins. But just as God has promised there will always be the cycle of seasons, after fall comes winter. My teacher daughter was given 4 huge neck pumpkins by one of her student. These pumpkins make the best pies and if you are in a crunch for time this recipe tastes just like a pumpkin pie. I love that it is so easy to make without the hassle of rolling out pie crusts.

Pumpkin Pie Bars THM-S

For crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until mixture is crumbly. Press crumbs in layer in a 9 x 13 glass baking pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven. Set aside. Combine filling ingredient in a blender jar. Blend for 2 minutes.  Pour carefully over crust. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until set.  Remove from oven and cool completely.  18 servings

**NOTE: THM Oat Fiber is the best on the market. It does not have the gritty texture and funny after taste of some kinds.

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Pumpkin Pie Bars THM-S

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoon oat fiber
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar Sweetener Mix
  • 1/2 cup cold butter

Filling:

  • 4 cups cooked pumpkin
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar Sweetener Mix
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oat fiber
  • 1 teaspoon caramel flavoring
  • 3 cups milk I used 2 1/4 cups almond milk and 3/4 cup cream
  • whipped cream and pecans for garnishing

Instructions

  1. For crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until mixture is crumbly. Press crumbs in layer in a 9 x 13 glass baking pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven. Set aside. Combine filling ingredient in a blender jar. Blend for 2 minutes.  Pour carefully over crust. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until set.  Remove from oven and cool completely.  18 servings

You will find many more recipes for your Holiday meals in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

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Old-Fashioned Caramel Pudding THM-S

If you grew up in the rich Pennsylvania Dutch heritage like I did, puddings made with cornstarch were a staple in many homes. Many of our grandparents had a family cow or milked cows for an income. Caramel Pudding has always been a favorite in our family and my late mother-in-law made the best pudding. She always browned the butter and caramelized the brown sugar she used.  Brown butter is another Pennsylvania Dutch practice that most of us grew up with and is unheard of in other areas.  This recipe has satisfied my craving for the traditional sugar laden pudding my grandma would make.

Old-Fashioned Caramel Pudding THM-S

Combine milk and cream together, set aside. In a 2 quart sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Cook butter until it is golden brown. Add sweetener. Cook 2 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups of the milk mixture to the saucepan. Heat to just about boiling point. With a hand blender,  blend the remaining milk mixture, eggs, and glucomannan together until smooth.  Add 1/2 cup of hot milk and blend again. Whisk egg mixture into the saucepan. Whisk until it thickens slightly. Remove  from heat. Whisk flavoring, salt, and molasses. Soften gelatin in water for 5 minutes. Whisk into hot pudding. Cool. Serves 4-6.

Use the larger amount of gelatin for a firmer set.

I blend the pudding with my hand blender after I add the gelatin for an extra smooth creamy texture!

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Old-Fashioned Caramel Pudding THM-S

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute
  • 3 eggs or 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon glucomannan
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Nation Caramel Flavoring
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black-strap Molasses
  • 3/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Combine milk and cream together, set aside. In a 2 quart sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Cook butter until it is golden brown. Add sweetener. Cook 2 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups of the milk mixture to the saucepan. Heat to just about boiling point. With a hand blender,  blend the remaining milk mixture, eggs, and glucomannan together until smooth.  Add 1/2 cup of hot milk and blend again. Whisk egg mixture into the saucepan. Whisk until it thickens slightly. Remove  from heat. Whisk flavoring, salt, and molasses. Soften gelatin in water for 5 minutes. Whisk into hot pudding. Cool. Serves 4-6.

Recipe Notes

I blend the pudding after I add the gelatin for a smooth creamy texture. 

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

Crust-less Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie THM-S

Browsing through a magazine this past week I saw a recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie but off course it was loaded with sugar. I decide to try a sugar-free one and for the lack of time made it without a crust. It was very well received by the taste-testers in my family and now I have a new favorite for the fall holidays. In this recipe I use my home canned pumpkin but bought canned pumpkin works just as well or you can substitute well-drained cooked butternut squash.

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Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings THM-XO

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings have been a family favorite for years. These are seasonal item you will find in many Amish/Mennonite bakeries and roadside stands in the fall.  They can be eaten warm with a bit of cream which is my favorite or with ice cream like some of my family prefer.  This recipe is a healthier version of an old traditional comfort food made by our grandmothers.

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings THM-XO

  • 6 apples, cored and peeled, I used Granny Smith Apples

Pastry:

Sauce:

Pastry: In a mixer bowl combine flours, baking powder, and salt together. Cut in shortening until pea size. Add cream and almond milk. Mix lightly until just moistened and combined. Divide dough in half. Roll each half in a rectangle shape. Cut in 3 pieces. Press one dough piece around each apple. Place apples in individual 6 baking dishes or in a 9 x 13 baking pan (6 dumplings in the pan). Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sauce:  Combine water, butter, cinnamon, vanilla,  sweetener, and molasses in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and whisk in glucomannan. Remove from heat. Pour half of the sauce over the apples. Place pan of dumplings in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes, pour remaining sauce over apples. Cover with foil. Bake for an additional 25 minutes. Remove from oven.  Spoon some of the sauce in pan over the dumplings. Cool. 6 servings.

*THM Gentle Sweet can be used instead of the Brown Sugar Sweetener. Use the same amount AND add a drop or two of Natural Burst Maple Flavoring. 

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Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings THM-XO

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 6 apples cored and peeled

Pastry:

  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sprouted wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon glucomannan or xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black-strap Molasses

Instructions

  1. Pastry: In a mixer bowl combine flours, baking powder, and salt together. Cut in shortening until pea size. Add cream and almond milk. Mix lightly until just moistened and combined. Divide dough in half. Roll each half in a rectangle shape. Cut in 3 pieces. Press one dough piece around each apple. Place apples in individual 6 baking dishes or in a 9 x 13 baking pan (6 dumplings in the pan). Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sauce:  Combine water, butter, cinnamon, vanilla, sweetener, and molasses in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and whisk in glucomannan. Remove from heat. Pour half of the sauce over the apples. Place pan of dumplings in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes, pour remaining sauce over apples. Cover with foil. Bake for an additional 25 minutes. Remove from oven.  Spoon some of the sauce in pan over the dumplings. Cool. 6 servings.

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

 

Raspberry Cake Roll THM S

Raspberries are a delightful treat in mid-summer. I have both red and black raspberry patches in our orchard.  Black Raspberries are my all time favorite and but the Red Raspberries are ever-bearing and give all summer. They do require some work with pruning but give a bountiful crop every year.  My children love to walk through the patch and eat their fill when they are sent to pick.

Raspberry Cake Roll THM-S

Cake:

Raspberry Filling:

Additional 1 tablespoon oat fiber and 1 tablespoon erythitol for dusting

Cake Directions: Beat egg whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar, vanilla, and Gentle Sweet. Beat until glossy and semi-stiff. Sift together oat fiber, protein powder, and baking powder. Fold into egg white mixture. Line a 10 x 15 baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray generously with non-stick spray. Spread batter evenly over parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes. For cake roll — sprinkle a cotton tea towel with 1 tablespoon oat fiber and 1 tablespoon powdered erythitol.  Remove cake from oven.  Flip cake upside down over towel, remove parchment paper. Roll up cake starting at the narrow end. (towel is rolled up with cake. Cool completely.

Filling Directions: In a mixer bowl, whip cream cheese and yogurt together until smooth. Add cream, berries, and Gentle Sweet. Whip until thickened. Add xanthan gum. Whip for 30-45 seconds. Unroll cake. Spread filling over cake and roll. Refrigerate. 12 servings

*You can also cut the cake into thirds to make a torte. Begin by layering cake, filling, cake, filling , and ending with cake.

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Raspberry Cake Roll THM-S

Servings 12
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 6 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1/4 cup THM Oat Fiber
  • 1/4 cup THM Whey Protein Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Raspberry Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 1/3 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup THM Gentle Sweet
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum

Additional 1 tablespoon oat fiber and 1 tablespoon erythitol for dusting

Instructions

  1.  Cake Directions: Beat egg whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar, vanilla, and Gentle Sweet. Beat until glossy and semi-stiff. Sift together oat fiber, protein powder, and baking powder. Fold into egg white mixture. Line a 10 x 15 baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray generously with non-stick spray. Spread batter evenly over parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes. For cake roll --- sprinkle a cotton tea towel with 1 tablespoon oat fiber and 1 tablespoon powdered erythitol.  Remove cake from oven.  Flip cake upside down over towel, remove parchment paper. Roll up cake starting at the narrow end. (towel is rolled up with cake. Cool completely.

    Filling Directions: In a mixer bowl, whip cream cheese and yogurt together until smooth. Add cream, berries, and Gentle Sweet. Whip until thickened. Add xanthan gum. Whip for 30-45 seconds. Unroll cake. Spread filling over cake and roll. Refrigerate. 12 servings

You will find many more cakes, pies, and dessert recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

 

 

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt and Strawberry Sorbet THM-FP

Warm summer weather calls for cold, creamy ice cream. Here are two recipes for frozen yogurt and sorbet that are delicious for the hot muggy days. Best of all, they are THM FP.

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 3 cups Greek Yogurt, fat free
  • 1/3 cup THM Gentle Sweet or Pyure Stevia Blend
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend ingredients together until smooth. Freeze in a 1.5 quart tabletop ice cream freezer following manufactures instructions. Serves 6-8. I freeze the remaining frozen yogurt in individual containers. 30-45 minutes before I want to serve it, I remove it from the freezer and place it in the fridge. It softens slightly and is so handy.

Strawberry Sorbet

  • 5 cups whole strawberries
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut milk, cartoned not canned
  • 1/3-1/2 cup THM Gentle Sweet or  Pyure Stevia Blend
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a blender combine strawberries, milk, sweet mix, and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Freeze in a 1.5 quart tabletop ice cream freezer following manufactures instructions. 6-8 servings.

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You can find many more ice cream recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook. Buy It Now.  

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt THM-S

Course Dessert
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sliced starwberries
  • 3 cups fat-free Greek Yogurt
  • 1/3 cup THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Blend ingredients together until smooth. Freeze in a 1.5 quart tabletop ice cream freezer following manufactures instructions. Serves 6-8.

Recipe Notes

I freeze the remaining frozen yogurt in individual containers. 30-45 minutes before I want to serve it, I remove it from the freezer and place it in the fridge. It softens slightly and is so handy.

Strawberry Sorbet THM-FP

Ingredients

  • 5 cups whole strawberries
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut milk, cartoned
  • 1/3-1/2 cups THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a blender combine strawberries, milk, sweet mix, and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Freeze in a 1.5 quart tabletop ice cream freezer following manufactures instructions. 6-8 servings.

 

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Ice Cream Cake

 

My family loves Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cakes and they are so nice for those special occasions. Here is a sugar-free version that we are enjoying.

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Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate cake*

  • 2 cup baking mix
  • 1/2 cup erythitol
  • 1/2 cup xylitol
  • 3/4 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/8 cups almond milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4-6 drops Loran Cake Batter flavoring, optional

Fudge Sauce**

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sweet Mix
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

Whipped Cream Icing

  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 4 donks THM Stevia
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

2 boxes Breyer’s Carb Smart Ice cream***

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, combine baking mix, sweeteners,  salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa together. Blend together butter, sour cream, almond milk, eggs, vanilla, and Cake Batter flavoring. Combine wet ingredients with dry until well combined. Line two 9 inch cheesecake pans with foil. Divide batter between the pans. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Place cake in freeze (in the pan) until frozen completely.  For Fudge Sauce: Melt butter in microwave. Blend remaining fudge ingredients with melted butter. Cook for 2-3 minutes in microwave, whisk until smooth. Spread over frozen cakes, reserving 1/4 cup for drizzle. Allow ice cream to soften at room temperature for 10 minutes. Spread one box ice cream over each cake. Refreeze. Soften gelatin in water for 5 minutes. Whip cream with Stevia and vanilla until slightly thicken. Heat softened gelatin until syrupy. With mixer mixing drizzle gelatin into cream. Mixing continuously until thickened. Icing cakes. Melt reserved fudge sauce and drizzle over cakes. Pipe remaining whipped cream around cake edge. Freeze. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving. 12 servings per cake. Yields 2 Ice Cream Cakes.

*Chocolate cake recipe and Fudge Sauce** are adapted from recipes in the Food For Life Cookbook by Margaret Raber.

*** you can use homemade ice cream if you prefer.

And no, we don’t eat desserts all the time. We often eat simple meals of meat, veggies, and a huge salad. I do enjoy finding sugar-free dessert options for my children.