Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Pear Tart Puff

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Servings: 6


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough
  • 3 6-ounce (180 g) ripe Bartlett pears
  • 3 tsp grated orange zest
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • butter-flavored refrigerated cooking spray
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 Tbs fat-free, sugar-free frozen whipped topping


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C), Gas Mark 8. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Open the pastry dough and place on a cutting board to thaw.
  3. While the oven is preheating, peel and core the pears. Thinly slice the pears and toss in orange zest and lemon juice.
  4. Cut the puff pastry into six 41/2- inch (11.5 cm) squares. Coat each square with cooking spray. Place 1/6 of the apple sauce on the middle of each square and top with sliced pears. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over each tart. Coat tarts again with cooking spray.
  5. Bake on prepared baking sheet for 15 minutes until the fruit is cooked. Serve warm, garnishing each tart with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of the whipped topping.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 260 calories (38% calories from fat), 3 g protein, 11 g total fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 39 g carbohydrates, 5 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 137 mg sodium

Diabetic exchanges: 2 1/2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 bread/starch < 1 fruit), 2 fat



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