Sunday, November 6, 2011


When I was young my paternal grandmother was a diabetic and a few years later my maternal grandfather was also diagnosed with the disease.  I remember thinking how awful it was for them and hoping I would never have that problem.  Of course at age 60, it got me, too.  This is one of their old recipes.

1 envelope unflavord gelatine
1/2 cup cold orange juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup shredded raw carrot
1/2 cup cubed orange sections
1 cup very hot water
3 tbs. lemon juice
1/4 cup crushed pineapple
9 non-caloric sweetening tablets or equivalent

Drain the unsweetened crushed pineapple.  Sprinkle the gelatine on the cold orange juice to soften.  Add the softened gelatine to the very hot water and stir  to thoroughly dissolve.  Add the salt, lemon juice and non-caloric sweetener.  Chill to unbeaten egg white consistency.  Fold in carrots, pineapple and orange sections that have been well drained.  Turn into one large mold or six individual molds.  Chill until firm.

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