Healthy Cooking Desserts

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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
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Light Sweet Potato Pie

Light Sweet Potato Pie

Light Sweet Potato Pie

Take a bite of this classic Southern dessert and you'll never guess it's been lightened up. The pleasing pie gets great fall flavor from a hint of pumpkin spice. —Test Kitchen

Honey Spice Snack Cake

Honey Spice Snack Cake

Honey Spice Snack Cake

Our Test Kitchen staff relied on ground cloves, applesauce and honey to give this scrumptious spice cake its down-home goodness. The light airy treat is sprinkled with a little confectioners' sugar.

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

"I was so tired of eating plain angel food cake and fruit for dessert that I decided to combine the two with a little whipped topping—the result is this scrumptious and refreshing torte," says Hettie Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida. "It tastes as good as it looks!"
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Baked Banana Boats

Baked Banana Boats

Baked Banana Boats

Kids can make their own banana boats with custom toppings. We use different berries and honey or peanut butter instead of chocolate chips. They're also good topped with crushed graham crackers or granola—whatever your family likes. —Rebekah Viers, Taylors, South Carolina

Cranberry and Pistacios Biscotti

Cranberry and Pistacios Biscotti

Cranberry and Pistacios Biscotti

This tasty biscotti is studded with dried cranberries and crunchy pistachios. It's delicious with tea or coffee. —Diane Gruber, Sioux City, Iowa

Raspberry-Topped Cream Tarts

Raspberry-Topped Cream Tarts

Raspberry-Topped Cream Tarts

These tarts are as pretty to look at as they are good to eat! Crispy tortilla cups are filled with cream cheese mixture and topped with fresh raspberries. They're also delicious with sliced strawberries. -Kathy Rairigh of Milford, Indiana

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake

From Danielsville, Georgia, Marsha Richmond shares this luscious after-dinner crowd-pleaser. The perfect finale to your Thanksgiving celebration, the cheesecake delivers wonderful pumpkin flavor, a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg and a unique spiced-cookie crust.

Mango Fruit Crisp

Mango Fruit Crisp

Mango Fruit Crisp

"For many years, this was one of my most delicious summer desserts. I changed it to whole wheat flour to make it a bit more healthy." -Judy Schatzberg of Livingston, New Jersey

Frozen Yogurt Cookie Dessert

Frozen Yogurt Cookie Dessert

Frozen Yogurt Cookie Dessert

"We often prepare this yummy dessert for company," Ellen Thompson shares from Springfield, Ohio. Just five ingredients are all that's needed for the creamy, chocolate- and peanut-flavored sensation. And best of all? "It's easy to take just the portion you want and freeze the rest for later," suggests Ellen.

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

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

You won't miss the fat one bit when you slice into this spicy pumpkin pie with its golden crust and creamy filling. Sharon Haugen of Fargo, North Dakota shares the recipe for her lightened-up twist on a Thanksgiving classic.
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