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Makeover Dessert Recipes

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

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Makeover Moist Carrot Cake

Makeover Moist Carrot Cake

Makeover Moist Carrot Cake

One sweet bite of this heavenly carrot cake and you'll be on cloud nine. Not only is the cake moist and flavorful, the icing is truly to-die-for. —Geri Frahm, Gretna, Nebraska

Makeover Cutout Sugar Cookies

Makeover Cutout Sugar Cookies

Makeover Cutout Sugar Cookies

Our Test Kitchen home economists dreamed up these chewy sugar cookies with a lightly sweet flavor. Decorated for the holidays with colored sugar, sprinkles or frosting, they won't last long...so make sure you stash away a few for Santa!

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!

Makeover Crunchy Pumpkin Dessert Squares

Makeover Crunchy Pumpkin Dessert Squares

Makeover Crunchy Pumpkin Dessert Squares

By combining Cindy’s efforts with our own, we created a decadent dessert worthy of praises. And with 100 less calories per serving than the original, too! Now that’s something to celebrate at any gathering this year! Cindy Styles — Goldsboro, North Carolina

Makeover Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie

Makeover Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie

Makeover Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie

I lost 120 pounds and want my favorite pie to fit my new eating habits. This version better suits a healthy lifestyle and still delivers out-of-this-world taste. —Ronda Davis, King, North Carolina

Makeover Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

Makeover Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

Makeover Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

Our Test Kitchen cut half of the fat from the recipe Kristi Wells of Raleigh, North Carolina originally sent. The result, however, is nothing short of delicious. In fact, our tasting panel couldn't get enough of the moist chocolate cake and rich icing.

Makeover Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Makeover Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Makeover Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Warm, buttery coffee cake: you just can't beat a good one. And Janice Kuhlmann's recipe for Sour Cream Coffee Cake is just that. With a lovely, tender interior and a slightly crunchy crust, it has a wonderful texture not unlike poundcake. But it's the lemon and almond flavors plus the full cup of walnuts that really take this Newington, Connecticut reader's cake over the top on taste.

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 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 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 Frosty Lemon Squares

Makeover Frosty Lemon Squares

Makeover Frosty Lemon Squares

This dessert has a lemony filling sandwiched between two creamy layers and a crunchy crust. What's not to love? Simple changes in the original recipe subtracted a lot of the calories and saturated fat, but left a ton of great lemon flavor and a rich cream cheese layer. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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