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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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With its sweet banana-almond flavor and chunky texture, this appealing frozen dessert is a crowd-pleaser. People who ask me for the recipe can't believe how easy it is to make. —Kristen Bloom, APO, AP
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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

Warm Chocolate Cakes

Warm Chocolate Cakes

Warm Chocolate Cakes

Laura Merkle of Dover, Delaware shares these oh-so-decedent cakes that are sure to receive praises. Our testing panel decided on just one word to describe these fudgy treats: “awesome.”

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.
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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

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.

Gluten-Free Sugarplums

Gluten-Free Sugarplums

Gluten-Free Sugarplums

Lots of moist, fruity flavor and nutty crunch give these sweet/spicy bites a kind of gumdrop richness. They make a delicious addition to cookie trays. Sneak one early—they’ll be gone before you can lick the sugar off your fingers! —CORLEEN HEIDGERKEN, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

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

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

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.

Frosty Pumpkin Pie

Frosty Pumpkin Pie

Frosty Pumpkin Pie

This frozen treat is so delightful that no one will guess it's made with reduced-fat ingredients. My gang actually prefers a slice of this layered dessert to traditional pumpkin pie at Christmastime.

Pineapple Breeze Torte

Pineapple Breeze Torte

Pineapple Breeze Torte

This lovely, torte from Barbara Joyner of Franklin, Virginia features lady fingers, a creamy filling and a crushed pineapple topping that would be great for the holidays. “It's a special treat for my large family, and a must at Christmas and Easter,” she relates.
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