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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.

Fresh Fruit Compote

Fresh Fruit Compote

Fresh Fruit Compote

Round out a meal with this fruit dessert, a colorful medley of apples, strawberries, peaches and pears that simmers in a simple lemon-and-honey sauce. Top off servings with low-fat vanilla yogurt, granola or both. It's a wonderful dessert that everyone will enjoy...and it features those good-for-you fruits that will help keep your and your family strong and healthy.—Kate Selner, St. Paul, Minnesota

Marvelous Melon

Marvelous Melon

Marvelous Melon

"Kids love these cantaloupe wedges filled with fruit-flavored gelatin and fresh strawberries. Even guests are impressed with this colorful dish," says Jillian Surman of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. "For different looks, I experiment with other combinations of melons, gelatin and fruit."

Mahogany Devil's Food Cake

Mahogany Devil's Food Cake

Mahogany Devil's Food Cake

"I found this recipe hand-written on a piece of paper, tucked into an old recipe book I bought at a garage sale," notes Jamie Regier of Omaha, Nebraska. "It has since become one of my family's most-requested desserts."
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Luscious Lime Angel Squares

Luscious Lime Angel Squares

Luscious Lime Angel Squares

A creamy lime topping turns angel food cake into these yummy squares that are perfect for potlucks or picnics. "You can eat a piece of this light and airy dessert without feeling one bit guilty," notes Beverly Marshall of Orting, Washington. "I adapted this luscious treat from another recipe. It is super-easy to make."

Raspberry Whip

Raspberry Whip

Raspberry Whip

"The original recipe for this attractive dessert called for regular gelatin and yogurt. I substituted sugar-free gelatin and reduced-fat yogurt, and it tastes just as good," relates Gale Lalmond of Deering, New Hampshire. "It's especially nice after a large meal."

Kiwi Lime Gelatin

Kiwi Lime Gelatin

Kiwi Lime Gelatin

Our Test Kitchen broke the mold when they came up with this bright green gem of a salad featuring kiwifruit, oranges and lime. As the recipe specifies, be sure to cook the kiwi before it's added to the gelatin—otherwise, it won't set.

Berries with Banana Cream

Berries with Banana Cream

Berries with Banana Cream

This yummy dessert from Kari Caven of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is just the thing for spring! The airy banana-orange cream and a hint of spice nicely complement the fresh berries.

Ladyfinger Lemon Dessert

Ladyfinger Lemon Dessert

Ladyfinger Lemon Dessert

Tawana Flowers of El Macero, California shared the recipe for this light, airy dessert.

14-Karat Cake

14-Karat Cake

14-Karat Cake

"When I served this carrot cake to my family last Easter, everyone loved it...and they couldn't tell I had lightened it up!" relates Ellen Schuh of Sherwood, Wisconsin.

Easy Rhubarb Pie

Easy Rhubarb Pie

Easy Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb adds a slightly tart flavor and a fruity touch of spring to this homemade custard pie. Our Test Kitchen staff cooked up this lighter variation on that classic favorite.

Orange Rosemary Sorbet

Orange Rosemary Sorbet

Orange Rosemary Sorbet

Add a refreshing finish to any meal with this smooth icy dessert from Bonnie Kinzler of New York, New York. The subtle hint of fresh rosemary lends a delightfully different flavor to the citrusy sorbet.
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