Healthy Cooking Desserts

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake for Two

Tender, moist and sweet, these two luscious but lighter cakes are as special as the person you choose to share them with! —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
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Zesty Lemon Granita

Zesty Lemon Granita

Zesty Lemon Granita

A light dessert with a refreshing, icy texture, one taste tester dubbed this “the most lemony thing I’ve ever eaten”! Sonya Labbe - Santa Monica, California

Very Berry Parfaits

Very Berry Parfaits

Very Berry Parfaits

"When I asked drop-in company to stay for dinner, I happened to have all the ingredients on hand to create this elegant layered berry treat," recalls Andree Garrett Of Plymouth, Michigan. "Everyone thought this low-sugar dessert was yummy and refreshing.

Creamy Banana-Berry Pie

Creamy Banana-Berry Pie

Creamy Banana-Berry Pie

Cool, creamy and topped with bananas and fresh blueberries, this pretty pie from our Test Kitchen is lighter than air and sure to melt all resistance to dessert!

Light Chocolate Cheesecake

Light Chocolate Cheesecake

Light Chocolate Cheesecake

"I created this easy reduced-fat take on cheesecake for my mom, who loves chocolate but not the calories," reports Theresa McEndree of Hall, Montana. "People can't believe it's light. Just one small slice will satisfy your sweet tooth!"

Better-Than-Fruitcake Cookies

Better-Than-Fruitcake Cookies

Better-Than-Fruitcake Cookies

Mostly fruit and nuts, these sweet and chewy clusters make excellent gifts, freeze well, can be shipped easily, and most importantly, live up to their name. —Lillian Charves, New Bern, North Carolina

Cream Cheese Bonbons

Cream Cheese Bonbons

Cream Cheese Bonbons

These pretty coconut-speckled candies are rolled in grated chocolate, but you could also coat them in finely chopped nuts, chocolate sprinkles or jimmies. Beverly Coyde of Gasport, New York substitutes almond extract for the vanilla and chopped toasted almonds for the contest.

Lime 'n' Spice Peach Cobbler

Lime 'n' Spice Peach Cobbler

Lime 'n' Spice Peach Cobbler

"This was my grandmother's favorite recipe to make when the peaches were in great abundance. Now I bake it very often for my family and friends." -Mary Ann Dell of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Makeover Moist Fudgy Brownies

Makeover Moist Fudgy Brownies

Makeover Moist Fudgy Brownies

These makeover brownies are still rich and moist and full of the chocolaty goodness of the original recipe. The changes cut the calories by more than a quarter, fat by nearly half and saturated fat and cholesterol by about 60%.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Gingerbread Currant Biscotti

Gingerbread Currant Biscotti

Gingerbread Currant Biscotti

I serve this biscotti at my tea parlor and explain to guests that "dunking" is quite appropriate. Friends love it when I put the dry ingredients in a jar, attach the biscotti recipe and give it as a gift. — Linda James of Greenfield, Wisconsin

Lemon Berry Pie

Lemon Berry Pie

Lemon Berry Pie

This refreshing dessert makes a beautiful presentation and tastes delicious! To cut a few calories, I use Splenda sugar substitute instead of sugar when preparing the cream cheese layer. --Ann Flores of Seneca, Kansas

Almond Cookie Cutouts

Almond Cookie Cutouts

Almond Cookie Cutouts

Colored sugar and sprinkles create a festive look for these easy-to-decorate cookies. A little almond extract gives them pleasant flavor. They're a nice lighter addition to a Christmas cookie tray. —Test Kitchen
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