Finding a dessert during the holidays that is diabetic friendly and good for those who are slimming can be a real challenge. I think I have come up with the perfect solution. It is diet friendly, light, sugar free and it actually tastes delicious. It will never quite replace cake or pie . . . but it's nice nevertheless.
Not only that, but it's very easy to do, and I am betting you have everything in your cupboard right now to make it. You only need to let the jelly set for several hours or overnight, but the actual putting together of it, is relatively simple and quite quickly done.
You start with a tin of pineapple slices in juice, and some sugar free jelly powder. (Jello) You pick the flavour you want. I used strawberry, but lemon lime would be great. The well drained slices are layered in the empty pineapple tin with the jelly which is mixed at double strength, meaning you only use half the water required. You then just stick it in the refrigerator until it's totally jelled.
Like that. Then you heat the can gently to loosen it and remove the bottom lid of the tin and push it out onto a cutting board.
See what I mean? Then you tip it onto it's side and using a very sharp knife . . .
Slice in between the pineapple rings seperating them totally. You then just put them onto a pretty plate.
Stick half a maraschino cherry on top (well rinsed). I used Greek ones. Yummy. Surround with some green tinted unsweetened coconut which you have added a drop of peppermint flavour to and Bob's your Uncle!
A dollop of plain yogurt or some whipped cream (if you are feeling a tiny bit indulgent) and dessert is served! It's attractive. Low in fat and sugar. And it tastes pretty good! No need to feel guilty. Everybody's happy and I bet the kids will be fighting over it. More mince pies for you!
*Pineapple Jelly Dessert*Servings numbers vary
maraschino cherries, rinsed and cut in half crosswisedrop of green colouring