How to Make a Millionaire Pie!
My Texas Millionaire Pie is a Low Glycemic Index Dessert
Cook Time for Texas Millionaire Pie
Prep time: 15 min - Ready to refrigerate in: 15 minutes - Refrigerate for: 4 hours Yields: - Two whole pies - 16 slices!
Texas Millionaire Pie Instructions:
Low Glycemic Substitutions for Texas Millionaire Pie:
Almond Flour Pie Crust (substitution for graham cracker pie crusts):
Add and mix until you form a ball:
Roll out or press dough into two nine inch pie plates. Bake at 350 degrees for eight to twelve minutes until brown. Allow to cool before adding filling.
Low Glycemic Desserts for Diabetics
Finding the perfect dessert for a diabetic is almost impossible. There are only so many ways to fix sugar free puddings, or make sugar free cakes.
Even making a dessert low or no sugar doesn't make it safe for diabetics. Anything made with flour or certain fruits or juices can raise a diabetic's blood sugar. A diabetic must consider the glycemic index of a food before eating it.
High glycemic foods include the 'white' foods: white flour, white rice, white potatoes and even popcorn. These foods almost instantly increase the level of glucose in the blood. Processed foods are also on the 'bad' glycemic food index.
Not all carbohydrates will raise a diabetics blood sugar however. There are foods in the complex carbohydrate groups that, when eaten, help to stabilize a diabetic metabolism. These include whole grains, unprocessed foods, whole fruits only (not juices), nuts and some dairy. These are the groups we need in order to make a diabetic friendly dessert.
Glycemic Index of Food:
What is the glycemic index? From the University of Sydney, Australia - It is a well researched and document account of the foods that raise blood sugar, especially in a diabetic metabolism.
Blood Sugar Conversion Chart
Texas Millionaire Pie is a Low Glycemic Index Dessert
My blood sugar before eating 1/8th of Texas Millionaire Pie was 163.
My blood sugar two hours after eating the pie - 195, a moderate rise in blood sugar. My target post prandial blood sugar is 180.
I used the ingredients originally called for in this first test. These are the ingredients shown in the photo. That recipe is featured in this hub. The lower glycemic substitutions will be tested the next time I make this recipe. I will update my findings at that time.
During this first test recipe, I did forget to add the nuts, but I sprinkled them on top and added a bit to the plate for testing purposes.
This version of Texas Millionaire Pie is totally delicious and extremely satisfying as a dessert. It doesn't leave a sweet after-taste or cause cravings. It is healthy and filling. It is super simple to make. No baking required unless you are using the almond flour crust that must be pre-baked and cooled before adding the filling.
This dessert is also the perfect potluck treat for a work party. Everyone loves it!