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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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Brimming with fresh cherries and topped with a crunchy streusel, this tempting tart is a great way to end dinner on a sweet note. It's fast to fix, looks elegant and tastes delicious. —Marion Lee, Mount Hope, Ontario
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Cranberry Meringue Pie

Cranberry Meringue Pie

Cranberry Meringue Pie

"This sweet-tart cranberry pie is simply mouthwatering and a nice change for the holidays from the typical apple and pumpkin pies."Tina Dierking, Showhegan, Maine.

Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Coming home to this irresistible dessert on a dreary day is just wonderful; it’s slow-cooker easy. — Evangeline Bradford, Erlanger, Kentucky

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

As a busy lawyer, I can't take my sweet time making ice cream treats. So my girl-friend and I came up with this one. The recipe cuts down of fat but not on flavor. I usually keep a bunch in the freezer. —Tony Kern of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Cranberry Parfaits

Cranberry Parfaits

Cranberry Parfaits

Cranberry sauce and raspberry gelatin give this fluffy pink parfait a sweet-tart flavor. Pretty enough for holiday company, the dessert is light and refreshing. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Cheesecake with Berries

Cheesecake with Berries

Cheesecake with Berries

Cheesecake with Berries offers a grand finale that will bring rave reviews. It’s so rich and tasty, you’ll have a hard time believing it’s light. “This creamy cheesecake is ideal for any special occasion,” writes Julie Kocur from Abingdon, Maryland. We’re sure you’ll agree!

Crunchy Topped Chocolate Cake

Crunchy Topped Chocolate Cake

Crunchy Topped Chocolate Cake

This cake perfectly caps off this dinner without anyone guessing it's lighter than most desserts. Broiling the topping of oats, coconut and nuts creates a crispy texture that nicely complements the tender cake.—Michelle Bishop, Peru, Indiana

Mango Lemon Sorbet

Mango Lemon Sorbet

Mango Lemon Sorbet

You'll love the sunny color and fruity flavor of this light dessert. If you can't find mangoes, substitute fresh peaches. To peal peaches, drop them into boiling water for a few seconds. Then you can easily slip the skins right off. —Test Kitchen

Apricot Lemon Ice

Apricot Lemon Ice

Apricot Lemon Ice

Frosty, fruity and full of flavor, this pretty iced treat from Elizabeth Montgomery in Allston, Massachusetts, is sure to melt any resistance to dessert! “It’s a nice ice-cream substitute for lactose-intolerant friends and family,“ she notes. And with only 5 ingredients, it couldn’t be easier.

No-Bake Almond Bites

No-Bake Almond Bites

No-Bake Almond Bites

To help keep holiday snacking on the skinny side, our home economists whipped up these simple little sensations. Quick and easy, the chewy no-bake treats are ideal when time is tight.

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

Berry Smoothie Pops

Berry Smoothie Pops

Berry Smoothie Pops

Three types of good-for-you berries make these pops bright and tasty. —Lisa Roman, Honolulu, Hawaii
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