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 Fruit Pizza

Makeover Fruit Pizza

Makeover Fruit Pizza

Refreshing fruit pizzas are growing in popularity from coast to coast. That's why the Light & Tasty Test Kitchen skimmed the calories and fat from a traditional version, and created this delightful treat. It has nearly half the calories, fat and cholesterol of the varieties you'd find at a gourmet bakery.

Makeover Grandma's Strawberry Pie

Makeover Grandma's Strawberry Pie

Makeover Grandma's Strawberry Pie

Shannon Chabes of Portage, Indiana wanted a lighter version of her grandma's classic summer pie. Our Test Kitchen came up with this one that offers all the flavor of the original but a fourth less fat and 152 fewer calories per slice. How sweet is that?

Makeover Mint Layer Brownies

Makeover Mint Layer Brownies

Makeover Mint Layer Brownies

This slimmed-down recipe, with just half the fat and cholesterol of the original recipe, is still divinely decadent and makes a great meal finale! Marinda Smith - Queen Creek, Arizona

Makeover Cake with Coconut-Pecan Icing

Makeover Cake with Coconut-Pecan Icing

Makeover Cake with Coconut-Pecan Icing

“My family is absolutely crazy about this soft, moist cake with its rich-tasting, super chocolatey icing. My dad would finish half the pan if he could!” Rivka Kahan - Brooklyn, New York

Makeover Semisweet Espresso Cheesecake

Makeover Semisweet Espresso Cheesecake

Makeover Semisweet Espresso Cheesecake

With fabulous flavor and a firmer texture that cuts like a breeze, this dish has only half the saturated fat and cholesterol as the original. —Sonya Labbe, Santa Monica, California

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 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 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 Coconut Cream Pie

Makeover Coconut Cream Pie

Makeover Coconut Cream Pie

Here's a wonderfully creamy and rich version of an impressive classic that was lightened up at the request of Didi Desjardins in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. It now has less than half the fat of her original recipe...but every bit of sweet, old-fashioned coconut flavor!

Makeover French Silk Pie

Makeover French Silk Pie

Makeover French Silk Pie

A chocolaty rich, smooth and creamy dream of a makeover that mimics Cindy Evanoff’s original recipe in everything but calories, fat and cholesterol! Even our Test Panel had a hard time believing this fantastic makeover with nearly 200 fewer calories and half the fat and saturated fat wasn’t the original recipe. Cindy can be proud to serve this lightened up version of her family favorite to friends in Louisville, Ohio.

Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Makeover Italian Cream Cake

This lightened up version of a classic cake will be a happy ending to any meal. The original recipe comes from Joanne Brininstool of Austin, Texas.
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