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Healthy Cooking Desserts

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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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Makeover Streusel Coffee Cake

Makeover Streusel Coffee Cake

Makeover Streusel Coffee Cake

I like to find fabulous light coffee cake recipes to enjoy with my coffee on relaxing weekend mornings. This one is a favorite. —Peggy Fleming

Citrus Meringue Pie

Citrus Meringue Pie

Citrus Meringue Pie

From Pickerington, Ohio, Donna Schweighofer sent the recipe for this pretty meringue pie that stars grapefruit, orange and lemon juice. "I made several changes to lighten up the original recipe," she notes, "This pie has a very fresh citrus flavor and the filling tastes nice and rich."

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.
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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

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.

Creamy Apple Crumb Pie

Creamy Apple Crumb Pie

Creamy Apple Crumb Pie

“I revised this classic apple pie recipe from a church cookbook,” writes Linda Pawelski of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “I knew it was a keeper when my mother-in-law asked for a copy.”

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.

Favorite Chocolate Peanut Torte

Favorite Chocolate Peanut Torte

Favorite Chocolate Peanut Torte

This cake is so rich, you'd never guess it was lower in fat and sugar than other desserts. The smooth peanut butter layers and fudgy topping make it a hit with my family. —Crystal Christopher of Hustonville, Kentucky

Fruit & Carrot Cake

Fruit & Carrot Cake

Fruit & Carrot Cake

“This is the best carrot cake I've ever made. It has all the texture, taste and denseness of regular carrot cake, but is much lower in fat.” Ellie Rausch - Goodsoil, Saskatchewan

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.
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