German recipes with low sugar content and no added sucrose. Only fruit sugars or non-caloric sweeteners are used in these sweet treats.
Puddings are one of the easiest foods to make sugar free or low sugar. Since a pudding doesn't have to rise, bake or brown, substituting your favorite sweetener in place of the white sugar is simple.
Griessflammeri - A pudding thickened with farina, this dessert is served with fruit compote which can be cooked in apple juice for added sweetness.
Vanille Nockerl - Gelatin is added to this yogurt mixture to help it retain its shape. Instead of sugar, a little Stevia is added for sweetness. Tart and cool, a fruit sauce is also added for contrast.
Adventsnachtisch - Based on Tiramisu, this dessert uses sugar-free cookies and some agave nectar for extra sweetness. You can also try making it only with Stevia.
Cakes without sugar, especially when they are made with whole grains, seem a little too old-school hippie for many people. But these recipes do make the best of both worlds, great for those people on restricted diets.
Zupfkuchen - "Zupfen" means to pull apart and refers to the way the streusel is formed. This fruit-filled cake has just 1/4 cup of agave nectar (aka syrup) in it.
Zwetschgenkuchen - A very traditional cake, this time made with agave nectar and whole wheat. Instructions for regular plum cake are also included.
There is enough natural sugars in many fruits to preserve them without added sugar. Sometimes apple juice is added to help them cook into a nice sauce, when necessary.
Powidl - Austrian plum butter recipe made with plums and spices.
Sommerlust Sauce - Apricots and Cherries remind you of summer in winter, when you open it.
No Cook Fruit Sauce - If you want something quick, test out this fruit sauce which can be served over ice cream, cakes or puddings.