Tips To Prepare Sugar Free Cranberry Pie

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Cranberry pieSugarless baking is on the rise due to the many sweeteners that have graced market shelves in the last few years. The simplest way to make a sugar free cranberry pie is by replacing white sugar with other healthy sweeteners. There are more than 100 sugar substitutes that are available and choosing the right one for baking is surely a daunting task. The sweetener chosen must have a taste similar to sugar and also stay stable during baking. It should not alter the taste of the pie by breaking down and imparting bitterness. Most importantly, it has to be safe for humans to consume and not have any side effects that can harm health. This blog gives you tips on how to use natural sweeteners that fit the bill to help make a yummy cranberry pie.


 


 

 

 


Sugar Free Ingredients


 


  • Commonly occuring sweeteners like date sugar, honey, maple syrup and stevia are most suitable for baking a sugarless pie as they are stabe and the end product tastes good.

 


  • Two plant based sweeteners that are availabe at health stores and can also be tried in baking are listed below.

 


1. Osladine

 

Osladine herb

It is a natural sweetener that is derived from the root of a fern called Polypodium vulgarewhich according to studies is 500 times that of table sugar. Due to this, very small quantities of osladine are needed to sweeten a cranberry pie which means a huge reduction in the calories consumed. There have been no reported side effects which makes it a very safe sugar substitute.

 


2.  Phyla Dulcis

 

Phyla Dulcis herb

It is a herb that is native to Mexico and its extracts contain a sweet compound called heranandulcin. It is also commonly known as Aztec sweet herb and is available in the form of a liquid and powder in select health stores. The calories that it contains are negligible, which makes it an ideal supplement for table sugar in the cranberry pie. 

 


Health Benefits Of Cranberries

 

Cranberries


  • Cranberries are delicious berries that are rich in antioxidants such as polyphenols. These have been clinically proven to reduce the risk of cancer and heart diseases.

 

  • The extracts in cranberries are anti bacterial and a regular intake can ward off tooth decay that is caused by the streptococcus bacteria.

 

  • Plant chemicals called tannins present in them have antiseptic and anti clotting properties and are a good cure for urinary tract infections.

 

  • Cranberry is rich in the trace mineral manganese, fiber and the infection fighting vitamin C.

 

 

A cranberry pie infused with aromatic flavors from natural sweeteners tastes simply divine   and is very healthy too. This is a dessert that you will love to make once again. 

 

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