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12 Best Sugar-Free Desserts That Taste Like the Real Thing

Satisfy your sweet tooth without all the sugar.

Whether you're looking for diabetic-friendly recipes or just looking to cut back on those refined sugars, it can be hard to find sugar-free desserts that don't taste like they're sugar-free. But before you give up on dessert altogether (never give up on dessert!), check out some of these top-rated sugar free recipes. Enjoy cookies, cake, pie, and even creme brulee without any of the guilt. Discover 12 of our best sugar-free dessert recipes.

Related: 10 Delicious, Filling Snacks for Your No Sugar Diet

1. No Bake Sugar Free Strawberry Cheesecake

This creamy cheesecake uses sugar-free instant pudding mix to give you all of the flavor without the added sugar. Recipe creator RLCLARK93654 says, "I have a grandmother who is diabetic, and I wanted to create a cheesecake with no added sugar. My whole family loved it, it's now the only one I make."

No Bake Sugar Free Strawberry Cheesecake
Photo by *Sherri* 

2. Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

It doesn't get any easier than this top-rated recipe. Natural peanut butter, a sucralose sweetener, and eggs are all the ingredients you need. Reviewer Roxy says, "This cookie is crumbly/crunchy on the ends, but soft and chewy in the center...the best of both worlds! Even better, the cookies are virtually carb-free as well....which is a plus for diabetics!"

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Photo by Scotdog

3. Keto Creme Brulee

Recipe creator Fioa says, "This creme brulee is an elegant low-carb dessert made with only four ingredients and is also keto, gluten-free, and sugar-free diet friendly." This recipe proves that dessert doesn't have to be boring just because it's sugar free.

Keto Creme Brulee
Photo by B B

4. No Sugar Apple Pie

This sugar-free approach to a classic dessert contains no artificial sweeteners. Reviewer Lisa says, "I was leery of making this pie since there was no sugar, but the taste was great. I used golden delicious apples and added a little more cinnamon and threw in some nutmeg too. Turned out great, we all loved it!"

No Sugar Apple Pie
Photo by Rebekah Schaffer

5. Pumpkin Parfait

This fall treat makes a great pumpkin pie replacement for anyone looking to cut back on sugar over the holidays. "Dieters, those who need to watch carbs (sugar) or fat intake, or those who just want to eat a little healthier, rejoice! This is excellent! Tastes like a lighter, less sweet, pudding version of pumpkin pie," says reviewer naples34102.

Pumpkin Parfait
Photo by naples34102

6. Low-Carb Almond Cinnamon Butter Cookies

Low in carbs and sugar-free, these elegant almond cinnamon cookies are ready in under 30 minutes. Reviewer catsinthekitchen recommends refrigerating them overnight to allow the flavors to come through.

7. Chocolate Chip Cookies for Special Diets

Everyone's favorite cookie can be enjoyed guilt-free! Reviewer PromQueen says, "I have diabetes and I've tried lots of sugar-free friendly foods, but this is one of my favorites. The cookies stayed soft, despite being well-cooked. The semi-sweet chocolate chips add extra carbs, but not significantly compared to the carbs straight sugar would add."

Chocolate Chip Cookies for Special Diets
Photo by Aidens mommy

8. Berry Burst Sorbet

This homemade berry sorbet uses frozen blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries for a frozen for an irresistible summer treat with no added sugar! Some reviewers recommend reducing the amount of sweetener for the right balance of sweet and tart.

Berry Burst Sorbet
Photo by Jill Morris

9. Sugar Free Blueberry Coffee Cake

Recipe creator IBSERVICE says, "A fabulous blueberry coffee cake with a crumb topping. This recipe is one from a local B&B that I replaced all the sugar with substitutes because I have diabetes. I have received all praise and 'I can't believe it is sugar free.' The sugar can be put back in if you want. Either way it is wonderful."

Sugar Free Blueberry Coffee Cake
Photo by McMommy

10. Instant Millionaire Pie for Diabetics

This sugar-free pie has a creamy, pudding filling with pineapple and pecans. "My husband is a diabetic and he absolutely loves this pie. There are times when he really craves a dessert and this fits the bill," says reviewer Jeanie.

Instant Millionaire Pie for Diabetics
Photo by JeanTheMachine78

11. Keto Berry-Pecan Cheesecake Bars

These cheesecake bars have a pecan crust and are drizzled with a rich, mixed berry sauce. Reviewer Barbara Cumberland says, "I made this for my Book Club friends because there are so many who are counting carbs, gluten free, vegetarian and on keto diets. Everyone loved this dessert and some asked for the recipe. I broke up the bars and put them in a dessert dish and then added the fruit on top....very pretty!"

12. Sugarless Pumpkin Pie II

This classic holiday pie is made sugar-free without any bad aftertaste you sometimes get with artificial sweetener. Reviewer Heather says, "I made two of these pies for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved them. You never would have guessed they were made without sugar!"

Sugarless Pumpkin Pie II
Photo by Scotdog

Related: Browse our entire collection of Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes.

Melanie Fincher

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