Diabetic Desserts

Even if you're on a diabetic diet, you don't have to skip dessert. These healthy recipes make smart use of sugar substitutes and the natural sweetness of fruit, so you can create healthy, delicious desserts if you have diabetic restrictions or not.

See Popular Diabetic Desserts Recipes

Spicy Roasted Plums

Diabetic Living

Roasting the plums concentrates their flavor and allows the spices to penetrate the fruit. If you prefer, omit the sour cream topper and serve with vanilla frozen yogurt.

Almond-Apple Trifles

Diabetic Living

Pomegranate juice, low-fat yogurt, and light dessert topping help keep this nutty home-style dessert recipe diabetic friendly.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling

Diabetic Living

Enjoy this fruit and cream cheese filling with cake, or try it with a mini whole grain bagel.

Rice Pudding with Apricots and a Cherry Swirl

Diabetic Living

Rice Pudding is a warm and comforting way to wake up your breakfast routine. Simply prepare this recipe before bed, turn on your slow cooker and your morning meal will be ready when you wake up.

Mascarpone-Stuffed Figs with Valencia Orange Glaze

Diabetic Living

Mascarpone cheese is a rich, buttery cheese with double or triple the cream. Just a little goes a long way to boost the flavor of these elegant figs.

Gingered Mango-Pineapple Crisp in Crunchy Wonton Cups

Better Homes and Gardens

Wonton wrappers make a low-fat tart shell for these Hawaiian-inspired fruit cups. This dessert is ideal for the diabetic diet.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Scones

Diabetic Living

Bakery muffins, scones and bagels are calorie bombs. Instead of buying, bake your own pastries at home to control the ingredients and keep the fat low. These sweet scones still taste like a big treat, even though they only have 180 calories!

Chai-Spiced Cream

Diabetic Living

This creamy beverage topper boasts six spices that commonly season chai, a popular Indian tea drink.

Almond Sandwich Cookies

Diabetic Living

Make your own oatmeal cookie cream pies by stuffing two lacy oatmeal cookies with our easy vanilla cream.

Fresh Figs with Yogurt and Honey

Diabetic Living

Summer through early fall is the time to find fresh figs for this simple low- calorie dessert recipe.

Mini Pear Crisps


Shake the pears and the other filling ingredients in a zip top bag, then pour out and bake for a simple dessert. Add granola and maple syrup for the "crisp" topping.

Red Velvet Cake Roll

Diabetic Living

You're on a roll! Take the red velvet trend to the next level with this slimmed-down spiral cake. One slice has less than 150 calories!

Pecan-Apple Custards

Diabetic Living

Unsweetened applesauce, fat-free milk, egg product, and oatmeal transform traditional custard into a yummy good-for-you treat.

Raspberry-Lemonade Sauce

Diabetic Living

This tart and tangy sauce is a perfect compliment to pancakes. Or use it to top your favorite white cake or citrus cake.

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