Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  278
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  28 g
  • Fat  18 g
  • Cholesterol  39 mg
  • Sodium  128 mg
  • Potassium  82 mg
  • Phosphorus  19 mg
  • Calcium  9 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Buttercream Fruit Torte

Buttercream Fruit Torte is a kidney-friendly company dessert, rich in flavor and calories but so good you'll want to share this low potassium recipe.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by DaVita patient, Kay from California, and submitted by DaVita dietitian Rosemary from California.

Portions: 20     Serving size: 2-1/2" x 2-1/4" piece


  • 1-1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup liquid nondairy creamer
  • 20 ounces canned juice packed, crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip® frozen dessert topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Melt 1/2 cup butter; combine with graham cracker crumbs and granulated sugar. Reserve 1/4 cup crust mixture for later use.
  3. Press remaining mixture into an ungreased 9” x 13” pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes; place pan in refrigerator to chill.
  5. Whip together remaining 1 cup softened butter, powdered sugar, salt, vanilla and nondairy creamer until fluffy.
  6. Spread filling mixture over chilled crust. Chill about 15 minutes.
  7. Drain pineapple; slice strawberries. Spread pineapple and strawberries over filling. Spread Cool Whip over fruit. Sprinkle with reserved 1/4-cup graham cracker crust mixture.
  8. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 high calorie
  • 3 fat 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • One stick of butter equals 1/2 cup.
  • One pint basket fresh strawberries yields 2 cups of sliced berries.

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