Healthy Cooking Desserts

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Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake

Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake

Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake

My daughter can't have gluten, and my husband is diabetic, so there are a lot of special recipes at our house. This cake is always on our family gathering table. —Anne Wiebe, Gladstone, Manitoba

Apple Pie Tartlets

Apple Pie Tartlets

Apple Pie Tartlets

Good-for-you things come in small packages when you make a batch of the tiny apple pie treats shared by Mary Kelley, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sweet and cinnamony, these mouthwatering morsels are a delightful addition to a dessert buffet or snack tray. For convenience, you can prebake the shells a day or two ahead of serving.

Raspberry Angel Cake

Raspberry Angel Cake

Raspberry Angel Cake

Not only is this is a refreshing dessert, but it's virtually fat-free and has no cholesterol. Best of all, it's a special and delicious treat that comes together easily. -Sheri Erickson of Montrose, Iowa
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Quick Frosty Chocolate Treat

Quick Frosty Chocolate Treat

Quick Frosty Chocolate Treat

“This recipe has been in our family for many years,” writes Juanita Michael of Florence, Alabama. “The thing we like most about it is that it doesn't freeze very hard, and if you have any leftover, which we hardly ever do, you can place it in the freezer and it will stay slightly soft.”

Vanilla Fruit Pizza

Vanilla Fruit Pizza

Vanilla Fruit Pizza

For an easy showstopper, give Julie Meyer's eye-popping fruit pizza a try. "Like everyone else, I enjoy desserts...but not the calories that come with them," writes the student from Madison, Wisconsin. "My roommates and I don't feel guilty about gobbling down a pizza with good-for-you toppings like strawberries, Kiwifruit and pineapple."

Blueberry Torte Squares

Blueberry Torte Squares

Blueberry Torte Squares

Super healthy blueberries star in this soon-to-be family favorite from Michele Raines of Rochester, New York. Can't find fresh blueberries? Frozen work just as well.

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

This moist and tender cake is packed with pecans and sweetness. Although still not a "light" dessert, it has nearly a third fewer calories and 43 percent less fat than the original! Mae Johnson - De Ridder, Louisiana

Tortilla Dessert Cups

Tortilla Dessert Cups

Tortilla Dessert Cups

Diabetics and dessert lovers alike are "wowed" by these creamy treats. Says Susan Miller of Wakeman, Ohio, "After finding out my mother had diabetes, I went on a search for good recipes like this. These bites taste so yummy, no one will ever guess they're low in anything!"

Makeover Peanut Butter Bars

Makeover Peanut Butter Bars

Makeover Peanut Butter Bars

Lighter in calories and fat, these ooey-gooey peanut butter bars are still family favorites. Try them and you'll see why! —Lori Stevens, Riverton, Utah

Bavarian Apple Tart

Bavarian Apple Tart

Bavarian Apple Tart

Everyone in my card club commented on this tart's wonderful taste. No one guessed that the delicate crust, creamy filling and sweet topping are light. There wasn't a leftover in sight when I serve this. —Mary Anne Engel of West Allis, Wisconsin

Christmas Ribbon Salad

Christmas Ribbon Salad

Christmas Ribbon Salad

Spirits are light at holiday time around Debra Stoner's home--and so are many of the meas she serves. "I make this dessert every year at Christmas," she informs from Carlisle, Pennsylvania. "It's one of my husband's favorites. I slimmed down the recipe by using sugar-free gelatin and reduced-fat topping."
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