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Makeover Dessert Recipes

Looking for makeover dessert recipes? Find makeover dessert recipes for a lighter version to your favorite recipes.

Makeover Oatmeal Bars

Makeover Oatmeal Bars

Makeover Oatmeal Bars

These delicious bars are even more moist and chewier than the original recipe, but with all the old-fashioned oatmeal flavor and only half the fat! Clyde Williams - Chambersburg, PA

Makeover Marbled Orange Fudge

Makeover Marbled Orange Fudge

Makeover Marbled Orange Fudge

Packed with orange flavoring, marshmallow creme and white chocolate chips, this makeover is like eating an orange Creamsicle ice cream bar...in amazing fudge form. Jana Moses — West Linn, Oregon

Makeover Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Makeover Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Makeover Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

With all of the original's decadence, this ooey-gooey dessert trims 64 calories and 5 grams fat, making it a guilt-free holiday treat! April Taylor - Fort Riley, Kansas
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Makeover Cranberry Trifle

Makeover Cranberry Trifle

Makeover Cranberry Trifle

You’d never guess that this showstopper fruit trifle recipe has been lightened up because it boasts all of the original’s festive flavor, but only half the fat and way fewer calories! Sonya Labbe - Santa Monica, California

Makeover Ricotta Nut Torte

Makeover Ricotta Nut Torte

Makeover Ricotta Nut Torte

Looking for a special, lightened-up treat? Lots of thin layers and a luscious frosting make this cake a winner that's sure to draw plenty of oohs and aahs. —Suzanne Runtz, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Makeover Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

Makeover Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

Makeover Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

With about two-thirds less fat than the original pie recipe, this makeover is decadently rewarding! You'll love the chocolate, cherries and almonds, but never miss the fat! —Julie Hieggelke, Grayslake, Illinois

Makeover Cherry Pie Delight

Makeover Cherry Pie Delight

Makeover Cherry Pie Delight

Chock-full of cherries, this little gem is packed with all the flavors that make cherry pie a classic, in a far lighter form. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Makeover Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Makeover Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Makeover Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

No one will ever guess this decadently rich, firmer-textured cheesecake, originally from Sharon Anderson of Lyons, Illinois has been lightened up. We promise! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Makeover Bread Pudding

Makeover Bread Pudding

Makeover Bread Pudding

With the same warm and cozy flavors as the original, Makeover Bread Pudding is truly a treat. —April Taylor, Fort Riley, Kansas

Makeover Blueberry Whipped Topping Dessert

Makeover Blueberry Whipped Topping Dessert

Makeover Blueberry Whipped Topping Dessert

This lightened-up dessert is so yummy, one of our taste testers even said it “tastes like summer in every bite.” Now that’s sweet success! Laura M. Baudoin - Raceland, Louisiana

Makeover Hummingbird Cake

Makeover Hummingbird Cake

Makeover Hummingbird Cake

With pineapple, bananas, nuts and just a hint of cinnamon, this cake gets raves at potlucks and parties! —Sue Jernigan, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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