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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 Coconut Cookies

Makeover Coconut Cookies

Makeover Coconut Cookies

Pat Doctor of Cocoa, Florida loves these coconutty cookies, but because she is watching her cholesterol, she asked us to help her lighten this recipe. Our Test Kitchen staff came up with trimmed down treats that have two-thirds the calories, half the fat and just a quarter of the saturated fat of the original.--Taste of Home's Test Kitchen

Makeover Out-on-the-Range Cookies

Makeover Out-on-the-Range Cookies

Makeover Out-on-the-Range Cookies

To reduce the fat, they replaced the shortening with about half the amount of butter, substituted two egg whites for one of the eggs and used only half the peanut butter, substituting the reduced-fat variety. They also cut the amount of chocolate chips in half and switched to miniature chips so they would be better distributed in the dough. They cut back on the amount of sugar in the original recipe, too. And finally, they added a bit of cornstarch to keep the cookie's melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Makeover Peanut Butter Layer Cake

Makeover Peanut Butter Layer Cake

Makeover Peanut Butter Layer Cake

Our home economists accepted Janice Perdue's challenge to slim down both the cake and frosting for this tried-and-true treat. The Oroville, California baker was delighted with this revamped recipe that serves 113 fewer calories, almost half the cholesterol and 10 less grams of fat.—Taste of Home's Test Kitchen
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Makeover Pumpkin Cake

Makeover Pumpkin Cake

Makeover Pumpkin Cake

This makeover recipe is a winner! Packed with warm pumpkin flavor and spices, it's taller than the original cake but weighs in with just about half the fat, saturated fat and cholesterol and 187 fewer calories per piece. And if you ask us, that's sweet success no matter how you slice it.—Shirley Dellinger, Elwood, Indiana

Makeover Peach Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Peach Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Peach Upside-Down Cake

Our kitchen crew used a little less sugar, brown sugar and butter, then added buttermilk to replace some of the moisture in this classic dessert remake.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Makeover Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Makeover Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This cake has all the moistness and rich chocolate flavor of the original version but with fewer calories, fat and sugar.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream

Makeover Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream

Makeover Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream

This recipe is made using fat-free sweetened condensed milk and light whipped topping without hurting the taste.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Spice Crumb Cake

Makeover Spice Crumb Cake

Makeover Spice Crumb Cake

Replacing the shortening with a small amount of oil and some applesauce, and substituted two egg whites for one of the eggs. Even though butter is used instead of shortening ind the topping to retain the from-scratch flavor, this cake still has less fat calories and cholesterol than the original version.—Carolyn Nicholas, Winter Springs, Florida

Makeover Rocky Road Fudge Brownies

Makeover Rocky Road Fudge Brownies

Makeover Rocky Road Fudge Brownies

This makeover recipe still remain sweetly satisfying, but have about 40% fewer calories and less than half the fat and saturated fat of the original.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Makeover Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

Makeover Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

This trimmed-down treat has just half the fat, a quarter of the cholesterol and a third fewer calories and carbohydrates, but it still tastes terrific.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Peanut Butter Pie

Makeover Peanut Butter Pie

Makeover Peanut Butter Pie

Using fat-free cream cheese, reduced-fat peanut butter, skim milk and fat-free frozen whipped topping, they trimmed down the fat in this fabulous pie. It is every bit as mouthwatering as the original version.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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