Healthy Cooking Desserts

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Irish Cream Cupcakes

If you're looking for a grown-up cupcake, give these a try. You'll have a hard time limiting yourself to one! —Jenny Leighty, West Salem, Ohio
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Fruit-Filled Orange Cake

Fruit-Filled Orange Cake

Fruit-Filled Orange Cake

Be sure to leave room for a fruitful slice of this light and pretty cake. "Made from a mix, it couldn't be easier—and you can get creative with the garnish," notes Nicholette Measel of Medway, Ohio. "This cake is just as delicious serve the next day...if there's any left."

Fruit-Filled Quesadillas

Fruit-Filled Quesadillas

Fruit-Filled Quesadillas

Dessert doesn't get much easier than this stovetop treat that's loaded with fresh apricots and berries. Served with a scoop of low-fat ice cream, it seems anything but light.

Chocolate Dream Pie

Chocolate Dream Pie

Chocolate Dream Pie

What an impressive finish our Test Kitchen whipped up with this dreamy, creamy chocolate pie topped with peaks of golden meringue! It’s sure to be a family favorite.
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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

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.

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.

Gingersnap Pear Tart

Gingersnap Pear Tart

Gingersnap Pear Tart

There's lots to like about this scrumptious dessert, from the crunchy gingersnap crust to the creamy cheesecake layer to the lightly spiced pear slices on top.

Cherry-Chocolate Coconut Meringues

Cherry-Chocolate Coconut Meringues

Cherry-Chocolate Coconut Meringues

Dried cherries lend sweetness and texture to these easy holiday meringue cookies. They’re simply delicious and very low in fat. They also provide a great light dessert for those family members on a gluten-free diet. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma

Applesauce Lattice Pie

Applesauce Lattice Pie

Applesauce Lattice Pie

"I had some apples that needed to be used up, so I combined them with a can of applesauce and turned out my best-tasting apple pie ever," writes Cherie Sweet of Evansville, Indiana.

Three-Berry Lemon Trifle

Three-Berry Lemon Trifle

Three-Berry Lemon Trifle

"This special recipe was given to me by a friend," Ilene Doty writes from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. "By using some low-fat convenience items, I lightened it up with beautiful results."

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
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