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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.

Pear Cheesecake

Pear Cheesecake

Pear Cheesecake

My family has always had a fondness for pears, so desserts that feature them, such as this cheesecake, are popular at my house.—Jennifer Short, Omaha, Nebraska

Makeover Pear Cheesecake

Makeover Pear Cheesecake

Makeover Pear Cheesecake

To trim the original recipe, our crew used reduced-fat graham cracker crumbs, less butter in the crust, reduced-fat cream cheese and fat-free milk in the filling.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

This delicious fruity dessert comes from my German background. Mom always called it "Rote Grütz." We had a large raspberry patch, so she served it often in summer, when fresh berries were in season. —Marie Baumgartner, Stoughton, Wisconsin
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Pears with Spiced Caramel Sauce

Pears with Spiced Caramel Sauce

Pears with Spiced Caramel Sauce

With caramel sauce draping a tender poached pear, this dessert is pretty to look at but even sweeter to eat, promises our Test Kitchen staff.

Strawberry Raspberry Trifle

Strawberry Raspberry Trifle

Strawberry Raspberry Trifle

A fantastic finale to any meal, this tantalizing trifle helped Patricia Schroedl finish first in a local competition. "It took top prize in the low-fat category of our Wisconsin Strawberry Festival recipe contest," she notes from her home in Jefferson.

Fruity Sherbet Dessert

Fruity Sherbet Dessert

Fruity Sherbet Dessert

"Simple and refreshing, this dressed-up sherbet is a real treat in the heat of summer," assures Rhonda Robertson of Casper, Wyoming. "I often serve it on special occasions, too, and in late winter, when everyone's eager for spring. With only four ingredients, it's a breeze to make."

Frosted Zucchini Bars

Frosted Zucchini Bars

Frosted Zucchini Bars

"I grow tons of zucchini in my garden—and this is a wonderful way to share it," says green thumb Sandi Laskowski of Rapid City, South Dakota. "These moist tender bars are topped with a yummy caramel cream cheese frosting. When I bring a plateful of them to work, they're always a hit!"

Healthy Apple Cobbler

Healthy Apple Cobbler

Healthy Apple Cobbler

The fragrant aroma of apples and cinnamon wafting from the kitchen will whet your appetite for the yummy fall favorite from Vivian Haen of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Mile-High Lime Pie

Mile-High Lime Pie

Mile-High Lime Pie

Convenience items speed along the preparation of this light and fluffy make-ahead pie. The lime filling is very sweet, creamy and piles high in the crust. —Candi Smith of Blue Springs, Missouri

Pineapple-Coconut Angel Food Cake

Pineapple-Coconut Angel Food Cake

Pineapple-Coconut Angel Food Cake

I found this recipe at a local paper and adapted it to suit my family's tastes. A friend who doesn't cook much took this cake to a family gathering, and they thought she was an overnight gourmet! —Donna Quinn of Salem, Washington

Pumpkin Pecan Frozen Yogurt

Pumpkin Pecan Frozen Yogurt

Pumpkin Pecan Frozen Yogurt

I always keep fat-free frozen yogurt on hand. By combining it with just four other ingredients, I can quickly whip up this great-tasting treat.—Anne Smithson, Cary, North Carolina
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