Healthy Cooking Desserts

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Raspberry Key Lime Crepes

Raspberry Key Lime Crepes

Raspberry Key Lime Crepes

Key lime juice turns cream cheese into the refreshing filling for these berry crepes. Sometimes, I even pipe the sweet filling into phyllo-dough cones that I bake separately. –Wolfgang Hanau of West Palm Beach, Florida

Waffles with Peach-Berry Compote

Waffles with Peach-Berry Compote

Waffles with Peach-Berry Compote

This recipe was created one summer Sunday morning when I was looking for a more healthful alternative to butter and maple syrup to top my waffles. I was amazed at the results! -Brandi Waters of Fayetteville, Arkansas

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.

Orange Sponge Cake Roll

Orange Sponge Cake Roll

Orange Sponge Cake Roll

"This recipe looks hard, but it isn't," confides Michelle Smith of Sykesville, Maryland. "People will think you spent hours working on this pretty melt-in-your-mouth sponge cake."

Makeover Moist Fudgy Brownies

Makeover Moist Fudgy Brownies

Makeover Moist Fudgy Brownies

These makeover brownies are still rich and moist and full of the chocolaty goodness of the original recipe. The changes cut the calories by more than a quarter, fat by nearly half and saturated fat and cholesterol by about 60%.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Double Peanut Bars

Double Peanut Bars

Double Peanut Bars

These sweet no-bake snacks are great energy bars. Any dried fruit works well, but I prefer cranberries. Grain cereals, plus honey, peanuts and peanut butter make the bars popular at my house. -Kim Rocker of LaGrange, Georgia

Lemon Berry Pie

Lemon Berry Pie

Lemon Berry Pie

This refreshing dessert makes a beautiful presentation and tastes delicious! To cut a few calories, I use Splenda sugar substitute instead of sugar when preparing the cream cheese layer. --Ann Flores of Seneca, Kansas

Easy Apple Strudel

Easy Apple Strudel

Easy Apple Strudel

"My family always loves it when I make this wonderful dessert," writes Joanie Fuson of McCordsville, Indiana. "Old-fashioned strudel was too fattening and time-consuming, but this revised classic is just as good. It's best served warm from the oven."

Miracle Baklava

Miracle Baklava

Miracle Baklava

Always asked to bring baklava to special occasions, I created this lighter version to help everyone cut back on calories and fat. The layers of phyllo dough make it very flaky. Try it...you'll like it!

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

Icy Fruit Pops

Icy Fruit Pops

Icy Fruit Pops

My grandmother made these pineapple treats for my brother and me when we were little. Today, the pops remain a cool and simple snack that delights kids of all ages. —Le Ann Kane of Forsyth, Illinois
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