Date-Nut Twist


Classifications: Desserts

Qty Measure Ingredient


3/4 cup pitted dates, chopped

1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

2 egg whites

3 1/2 teaspoons Equal for Recipes or 12

packet of Equal® sweetener

2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

1 loaf (16oz) frozen Italian bread dough, thawed

1 egg white

2 teaspoons water

1 teaspoon Equal for Recipes or 3 packets

Equal sweetener

Instructions: Combine dates, 1/3 cup walnuts, egg whites, 3-1/2 teaspoons Equal for Recipes, and lemon rind in small bowl. Roll dough on floured surface into rectangle 20 x 6 inches. Spread date mixture on dough to within 1 inch of edges. Roll dough up, beginning with long edge; pinch edge of dough to seal. Cut roll into 2 equal pieces. Place rolls on greased cookie sheet and twist together, tucking ends under. Let rise, covered, in a warm place until dough is double in size, about 1 hour. Beat egg white and water in small bowl; brush over to of dough. sprinkle dough with 1 teaspoon Equal for Recipes and remaining 1/4 cup walnuts. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven until golden, about 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 16 servings.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One serving equals 1-1/2 bread, 1/2 fat; also, 130 calories, 144 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 22 gm carbohydrates, 4 gm protein, 3 gm fat.

19% calorie reduction from traditional recipes

Serves: 16

Food Exchanges: