- 4 fresh cups fresh cranberries (two 8-oz. packages)
- 1 1/3 cups XyloSweet®
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter
- ¼ cup XyloSweet®
- 1 cup spelt flour or whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 egg
- ½ cup low-fat milk
To prepare filling:
In a large bowl combine XyloSweet® with cranberries that have been cut in half (Cutting cranberries in half prevents them from bursting during baking, which helps them retain their shape). Stir well to coat all the berries with XyloSweet®. Cover and set aside for two hours or place in refrigerator overnight. After allowing mixture to sit, stir walnuts and orange juice. Melt butter and pour into 8’ square baking pan. Spoon filling over melted butter in baking pan.
To prepare batter:
Combine XyloSweet® with flour and baking powder. Add egg and milk, and mix well. Pour batter over filling, and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Best served when warm.
More about Xylitol: Xylitol is an all natural sweetener derived from corn cobs, strawberries, plums, and other natural sources, and is similar to sugar in taste and texture but with unique and surprising health benefits not found in other artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes. Xylitol contains 40 percent fewer calories than sugar, has a net carb level of only 0.4 per gram, and has minimal impact on blood-sugar levels, making it an appropriate sugar substitute for diabetics with a sweet tooth.
XyloSweet, made by Xlear, Inc. (pronounced “clear,” the leading manufacturer of xylitol based products in the United States, www.xlear.com), is the perfect alternative for health-conscious sweets lovers. In addition to being a superb option for those with diabetes, XyloSweet also helps promote good dental health and hygiene. NO, it isn’t too good to be true; baking with xylitol not only saves you calories, it also reduces the risk of tooth decay! XyloSweet offers parents, kids and grandparents the chance to create delicious holiday treats without sugar, while delivering health benefits to both teeth and body.
Offered in a variety of package sizes, including 1 lb. for $7.95, 3 lb. for $19.95, 5 lb. for $27.95, and even small packets for $9.95 per box, XyloSweet is available for purchase online at www.xlear.com, and at all Whole Foods locations nationwide.