Looking for Diabetic-Friendly Desserts for Thanksgiving

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Q: I'm making desserts for Thanksgiving. My dad was recently diagnosed with diabetes.

Any suggestions for some delicious diabetic desserts?

Sent by Harmony

Editor: Harmony, this is a tough one. You can go a couple routes: Find a recipe for a pie or cake that includes artificial sweetener, like Splenda; or avoid sweets altogether. Since your dad is recently diagnosed, and, as our commenters pointed out last time we discussed a similar question, the holidays can be very fraught and difficult for diabetics.

It may be better to stay away from sweets completely, and go with a cheese platter. You could bring a selection of really delicious and decadent cheeses, like a triple-creme and a stinky blue cheese. Pair with some roasted nuts and you have yourself a great way to finish a meal without sugar.

Readers, what are your suggestions for Harmony and her dad?


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.