I lost 90 pounds eating delicious low-sugar desserts. I wanted to enjoy foods and still lose weight. After trying many combinations, I’ve come up with some winners. I’m sharing three of my own best low-sugar, low-calorie dessert recipes with you.
Citrus Parfait Cups
My very best low sugar dessert recipe.
You will need four tall parfait dessert glasses
- 1 – 4 serving box of Lemon sugar free Jell-O
- 1 – 4 serving box of Orange sugar free Jell-O
- ½ cup of sugar free vanilla ice cream
- 4 tbsps. Whipped topping (I use the light frozen whipped topping.)
- Fresh mint for garnish (optional)
- Prepare the orange flavored Jell-O according to package directions
- Divide the Jell-O evenly into the four dessert glasses and refrigerate
- Prepare the lemon flavored Jell-O in a medium bowl using only 1 ¼ cups of water and refrigerate in the bowl until soft set.
- As soon as the lemon Jell-O is soft set, beat with an electric mixer on high until it appears foamy
- Add the vanilla ice cream and continue to beat on high until it’s well blended, light, and foamy.
- Pour the lemon mixture evenly in the four cups on top of the set orange Jell-O
- Refrigerate the four desserts for about 3-4 hours.
- Top each dessert with a tablespoon of light whipped topping and serve.
- Top each dessert with a fresh mint leaf if desired
These desserts are very generous portions and look amazing when you serve them. The best part is each serving is under 80 calories, including the topping. Now that’s what I call a low sugar dessert.
Note: This pretty dessert can be made with different flavored Jell-O desserts to serve on holidays. Use red/green for Christmas or green for St. Patty’s Day. Try your own ideas for other special occasions.
Low Sugar Baked Apple Dessert
This version of an old fashion dessert uses very little sugar but keeps the flavor. Another favorite low sugar dessert.
- Pam spray
- 4 apples cored (do not remove peels.)
- 1-tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup of Splenda Brown Sugar Blend (low sugar)
- ½ cup of crushed corn flakes
- ½ cup uncooked oatmeal
- ¼ cup raisins (optional)
- 4 tsps. light butter spread
- Spray the bottom of a glass baking dish or casserole with Pam cooking spray
- Place the 4 apples in the baking dish with cored holes on the top
- Mix the dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl until well blended
- Pack the dry mixture into the holes of each apple
- Top each apple with one tsp. of light butter spread.
- Pour just enough water in the bottom of the baking dish to cover the bottom of the pan about 1/8th inch. (This will evaporate as it cooks.)
- Bake at 350 uncovered for approximately 35-45 minutes
Serve warm in individual dessert dishes.
Note: Cut warm apples in half and top with a ½ cup of sugar free vanilla ice cream for a special treat.
This recipe has very little added sugar. Most of the sweetness comes from the fruit and agave nectar.
Prepare a round casserole dish with cooking spray.
- 4 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries
- Juice of ½ lemon
- ½ tsp almond extract
- 3 tbsps. Agave nectar
- 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal (uncooked)
- 1 tbsp. Splenda Brown Sugar Blend (Keeps this dessert recipe low sugar)
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Zest of one lemon
- Mix all fruit mixture ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. Let stand for about five minutes and mix again.
- Mix all topping ingredients in a separate bowl.
- Pour fruit mixture into prepared casserole dish, spreading evenly.
- Sprinkle fruit mixture with prepared topping.
- Cover with foil
- Bake at 350 for approximately 35 minutes
- Remove foil and bake for additional 10 minutes
- Serve warm by spooning into individual dessert dishes
- Top with light whipped topping (optional)
Variations: Substitute fresh peaches or apples for the berries. If using apples, try adding a few raisins.