Blueberry Icebox Cake

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe from "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook" by Sara Colman RD, CDE and Dorothy Gordon BS, RN. Submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara from California.

Portions: 10

Serving size: 1/10 cake


  • 3/4 cup unsalted margarine
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 cups whipped topping
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 21 ounces canned blueberry pie filling


  1. Preheat oven 350° F. Set margarine and cream cheese out to soften.
  2. Mix margarine with flour and 2 tablespoons sugar. Press evenly into the bottom of a  9" x 13" x 2" oven proof, glass baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool.
  3. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix softened cream cheese with remaining sugar. Fold whipped topping into cream cheese mixture.
  4. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture evenly over cooled crust.
  5. Spread blueberry pie filling evenly over cream cheese mixture. Spread the remaining cream cheese mixture evenly over blueberries. Cover and refrigerate over night.
  6. Cut into 10 servings.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  347
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  40 g
  • Fat  20 g
  • Cholesterol  9 mg
  • Sodium  59 mg
  • Potassium  48 mg
  • Phosphorus  24 mg
  • Calcium  6 mg
  • Fiber  0.4 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 nondairy milk substitute            
    • 1/2 starch
    • 2 high-calorie
    • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Not suitable for diabetics due to high calorie, fat and carbohydrate content.
  • This special company recipe can be served occasionally with a low-fat entree.

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Blueberry Icebox Cake

is there a way to make this with fresh blueberries? (CKD not diabetic)Dietitian comment: Yes[INVALID]you can make a homemade pie filling. and have recipes for blueberry pie filling.

May. 17, 2014, 1:52 PM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Icebox Cake
cats says:

I have to physically make my own pie fillings because no one I know makes sugar free pie fillings except for cherry and apple. Now, my question is, if I make my own pie filling made with Splenda sugar blend, would it make this recipe acceptable for diabetics? Dietitian answer: This substitution will reduce the carbohydrate by approximately 10 grams a serving making it more suitable.

Nov. 19, 2012, 5:55 PM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Icebox Cake
jason says:

Loved it.

Jul. 20, 2011, 8:50 AM - Inappropriate review?

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