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    Seeking Passover dessert ideas for post-heart-attack dietary restrictions

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    I am bringing dessert for this year's rather large seder crowd, which includes a family member who recently had a heart attack. His doctor-ordered dietary restrictions are surprisingly progressive: sodium <2000 mg/day; saturated fat <30% calories; no processed grains; minimal non-fruit/vegetable carbs; minimal stevia/luo han/honey; no artificial sweeteners. He is doing very well on this plan.

    Naturally, I will bring a fruit salad, but I also want to bring other desserts that the whole family (including the patient) will enjoy. In spite of cooking primally for 2 years, I don't have a big dessert repertoire, and those that have come out the best have leaned heavily on the saturated fats.

    Hours of searching paleo cookbooks and recipe sites turned up a lot of delicious-looking treats that are probably off-limits because of the large amount of coconut oil and/or honey. I have taken to experimenting, but so far the only successful experiment has been frozen banana "lollipops" rolled in a light dusting of finely shredded coconut. Everything I have tried with either liquid or powdered stevia has tasted weird. Since regular gelatin is not kosher I gave agar flakes a try and I was able to get some cooked-down unsweetened frozen fruit to jell, but I don't have any ideas for what to do with it.

    Any ideas for low-sugar/low-sat-fat desserts? Much obliged!

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    can't go wrong with dates stuffed with mascarpone. You can top them with candied pecans or a fruit curd to make a "pie". Guests always ooh and ahh when I bring them cuz they look fancy and taste great, yet they only take 10 mins to throw together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    can't go wrong with dates stuffed with mascarpone. You can top them with candied pecans or a fruit curd to make a "pie". Guests always ooh and ahh when I bring them cuz they look fancy and taste great, yet they only take 10 mins to throw together.
    Now THAT sounds like heaven to me.
    Thanks

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    Thanks for the suggestion.

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    for Passover I make little cookies/crackers made with ground almonds
    •2 1/4 cups blanched whole almonds (about 12 ounces)
    •2 large egg whites, at room temperature
    •1/4 teaspoon salt
    •1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
    •1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

    I garnish with fresh fruit compote -- blueberries, raspberries, mango with a bit of fresh mint all chopped into small pieces and left over night in fridge to "marry"

    for the cookie/cracker cook at 350 to 375 for 25 minutes -- these are not sweet -- but also not dairy so can be served after the large meat meal... they are like a decadent cracker especially when you top/garnish with nice fruit compote

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    Great idea, sumacito. Thank you!

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    Actually I think Passover is one of the easier holidays for Primal
    I am going to modify the key lime pie I typically make so that's it's more primal friendly.
    We just do a basic nut crust with chopped almonds and butter and then make a Key Lime Curd using just enough honey so it isn't so sour you can't handle it and top it with egg white merengie. It doesn't take much honey to get it sweet enough. Everyone has always loved it <3

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