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4 More Holiday Diabetic Recipes

October 25, 2015

I had enough likes and comments on Facebook and here on my blog regarding my last post of diabetic recipes for Christmas that I decided to do it again.  This month I am posting a recipe for a Brunch Pizza, a fruit recipe for Baked Apples with Raisins, and two Christmas bread recipes, Swedish Tea Log and Greek Christmas Bread.

Merry Christmas and happy eating!

Brunch Pizza

(Serves 6)

Pizza crust, prepared or homemade
½ lb boiled ham, sliced
8 oz part skim mozzarella cheese, grated
2 eggs
¼ cup lowfat milk
Pinch of dried oregano

Pat the pizza dough out on a 13- by 9-inch pan, baking sheet, or round pizza pan.  Cut the ham into strips and put them on the dough.  Sprinkle on the cheese.  Combine the eggs and milk in a bowl and beat to blend.  Pour the eggs over the dough and sprinkle on the oregano.  Bake in a 375-degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes.

Baked Apples with Raisins

(Serves 2)

2 apples
Orange juice
1 Tbsp dark or golden raisins
Pinch of ground cinnamon

Peel and core the apples.  Coat with the orange juice on the outer surface.  Stuff with the raisins.  Sprinkle on the cinnamon.  Place in Pyrex baking cups.  Bake in a 350-degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until fork pierces surface easily.  Serve warm or cold.

Swedish Tea Log

(Serves 16)

1 package (or 1 Tbsp) active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
½ cup margarine
¼ cup evaporated lowfat milk
1 egg
½ cup dark or golden raisins
Unsweetened applesauce
Ground cinnamon and nutmeg
Apple slices
Frozen orange juice concentrate

Soften the yeast in the water.  Combine the flours, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl.  Cut in the margarine until the mixture resembles crumbs.  Add the milk, egg, raisins, and softened yeast and mix well.  Cover and chill for 3 hours or overnight.

Divide the dough in half.  Roll out half on a floured surface to a 12- by 6-inch rectangle.  Spread with ¼ cup applesauce.  Sprinkle on cinnamon and nutmeg.  Roll up and shape into a crescent on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Make cuts along the outside edge about 1 inch apart and to within ½ inch of center.  Then turn each cut at an angle to expose the interior of the roll.  Top each cut with a thin slice of apple.  Repeat with the remaining dough.  Let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.  Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.  Glaze with the orange juice concentrate while still warm.

Greek Christmas Bread

(Serves 15)

1 package (or 1 Tbsp) active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
1/3 cup sugar 1 tsp ground cardamom
¼ tsp salt
1 egg
¼ cup milk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ cup chopped walnuts

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.  Combine the sugar, cardamom, salt, egg, milk, and oil in a large bowl.  Mix well.  Add the yeast mixture, flours, raisins, and nuts.  Mix well.  Add enough extra flour to make soft dough.  Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.  Shape into a round loaf.

Put the dough into a lightly oiled 8-inch-round cake pan.  Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.  Bake in a 350-degree oven 35 to 40 minutes, or until brown.

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