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Healthy Cooking Desserts

Find Healthy Cooking Magazine desserts for a healthy addition to your meal. Get dessert recipes from our Healthy Cooking Magazine.

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I’ve had this recipe for over 45 years and it has become our family’s favorite cake, but I would love to see it get a light makeover. —Betty Selchow, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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Maple Honey Cheesecake

Maple Honey Cheesecake

Maple Honey Cheesecake

Maple syrup and hazelnuts add a festive flavor to this rich and creamy cheesecake that's sure to win raves at your holiday table, says Paula Marchesi of Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania.

Makeover Raspberry Ice Cream

Makeover Raspberry Ice Cream

Makeover Raspberry Ice Cream

There's even more to love in this fruity ice cream, thanks to the tweaks our pros made. With the original’s creaminess and 30 percent fewer calories, this makeover is a stone-cold success! —Jean L. Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin

Easy Apple Strudel

Easy Apple Strudel

Easy Apple Strudel

"My family always loves it when I make this wonderful dessert," writes Joanie Fuson of McCordsville, Indiana. "Old-fashioned strudel was too fattening and time-consuming, but this revised classic is just as good. It's best served warm from the oven."
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Deconstructed Raspberry Pie

Deconstructed Raspberry Pie

Deconstructed Raspberry Pie

It took us a couple tries to get the crumb crust just right in this fun-to-make and even-funner-to-eat graham cracker pie. Try it with fresh strawberries or blueberries. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen

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!"

Peach Oat Cookies

Peach Oat Cookies

Peach Oat Cookies

I modified the original recipe to create soft and chewy cookies that are good for you. There's not too much sugar in them but lots of oats and fruit.—Rachel Greenawalt Keller, Roanoke, Virginia

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet

Whether you serve it in chilled bowls or scooped into cut lemon halves, this creamy four-ingredient sorbet is both sweet and tart. “It makes a delightfully refreshing finish to any meal,” says Goldene Petersen of Brigham City, Utah.

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

Chocolate Spice Cake

Chocolate Spice Cake

Chocolate Spice Cake

“My husband really enjoys this delightful cake.” Eye-catching enough for a special occasion, this is so good you’ll want it any day of the week. Karen Sue Garback-Pristera - Albany, New York

Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Pie

Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Pie

Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Pie

I don't prepare dessert often but this pie is one of the exceptions. Sugar-free pudding, a reduced-fat graham cracker crust and a few other items keep the fat and calories down, but no one guesses that this sweet treat is lighter than other desserts.—Vickie Madrigal, Shreveport, Louisiana

Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

“I wanted to create a lightened version of this classic pie, so I cut back on the sugar and added vanilla and bourbon to increase flavor without adding fat.” Diana Rios - Lytle, Texas
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