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Pork Shot varations (suggestions welcome)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by whtplainssmoker, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. I've made pork shots in the past using a variation of Joel's (a.k.a. Solaryellow) recipe.  They are always a hit presumably because what can be wrong with bacon wrapped sausage or brats that are salty, sweet and smoky.  Any how, I plan on making some as an appetizer on Christmas and will be making a batch of the old stand by.  However, my uncle is diabetic and I would like to make some without the brown sugar mixture.  I would appreciate any suggestions for alternatives to the brown sugar/cayenne etc. mixture.

    I've seen some people have tried a cream cheese filling with good success.  And Sqwib's lua pork shots, while looking fantastic, would have even more sugar.     Any other suggestions/variations would be great.

  2. tucsonbill

    tucsonbill Fire Starter

    My wife and I are both diabetic.  Splenda has a brown sugar substitute that seems to work pretty good.

    Good Luck!

  3. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've used the Splenda brown sugar in other recipes and it seems to work fine.  The stuff I had was a "blend" so I think it still has some "real" sugar in it. You might want to double check that.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2013
  4. tucsonbill

    tucsonbill Fire Starter

    The following is from the Splenda website FAQ pages:

    If SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener (sucralose) starts from sugar, can people with diabetes use it?

    Yes. Even though SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener starts with sugar, it goes through a process that changes it into a no-calorie, non-carbohydrate sweetener. The result is a sweetener that tastes like sugar, without any of sugar’s calories. And, like sugar, it stays sweet even when it’s used in cooking and baking.

    The body does not recognize SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener as a sugar. In fact, clinical studies have shown that SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener (sucralose) does not affect blood glucose levels, insulin, or HbA1c.1-3 In a meal plan for people with diabetes, up to 4 packets of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener or up to 8 teaspoons of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated, are considered a “free food.” The American Dietetic Association and the American Diabetes Association consider a free food to be any food or beverage that contains less than 20 calories and 5 grams or less of carbohydrate per serving.

    Like other no-calorie sweeteners on the market, the granulated and packet products contain small amounts of carbohydrate (less than 1 gram per serving) that provide needed volume and texture. These common food ingredients, which include maltodextrin and/or dextrose, add so few calories per serving that all SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Products meet the Food and Drug Administration’s criteria for no-calorie foods (<5 calories/serving).
  5. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's for Splenda the main product.  The brown sugar I've seen around here is a blended product marketed as "Splenda Brown Sugar Blend".  According to the FAQ on the Splenda site, it does contain some sugar.  So it's not a totally sugar free product like the straight splenda product is. 

    I would think as long as your friend can allow for "some" sugar it would work. 

    Quoted from their FAQ page:
  6. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Splenda was going to be my recommendation as well.
  7. Sorry for not replying sooner, things got a little hectic and didn't get a chance to respond.  hanks for the suggestions.  I called my Uncle and he too recommended the splenda-mix.  My aunt uses it all the time for baking.  They came out just as good.  Also I figured as long as he didn't eat the whole tray, the amount of sugar in an individual pork shot is not that much anyway.  Thanks again for the suggestions!