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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.

Strawberry Almond Pastries

Strawberry Almond Pastries

Strawberry Almond Pastries

"I try hard to avoid sugar, but I don't want to give up sweet treats altogether," reports Connie Moore of Medway. Ohio. "Fruit spread provides wonderful flavor in desserts like these pastries. Made with convenient phyllo dough, they are light and crisp—flaky on the outside and chewy inside."

Ribbon Pudding Pie

Ribbon Pudding Pie

Ribbon Pudding Pie

Cool, smooth and creamy, this pretty pie is a slice of heaven for diabetics and anyone who likes an easy yet impressive dessert. The lovely pudding layers feature a yummy combination of vanilla, chocolate and butterscotch. —Doris Morgan, Verona, Mississippi

Spice Bars

Spice Bars

Spice Bars

"These bars smell so good while they are baking—the spicy aroma brings everyone to the kitchen in a hurry!" relates Brooke Pike of Pierre, South Dakota.
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Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

"You'd never guess this rich-tasting delicious chocolate dessert is much lighter than a traditional cake or brownie," says Carolyn Wolbers of Loveland, Ohio. "The applesauce adds moisture and helps reduce the fat."

Lemon Angel Cake Roll

Lemon Angel Cake Roll

Lemon Angel Cake Roll

"Every time I make this sunny cake roll, people comment on its fresh flavor and festive look," observes Diana Hardwick of Holdenville, Oklahoma. "It goes over big at church dinners."

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Linda Utter of Sidney, Montana proves you don't have to fudge on chocolate to make a light and luscious treat. Her moist cupcakes are chock-full of sweet flavor, but low in saturated fat.

Baked Blueberry-Peach Pound Cake

Baked Blueberry-Peach Pound Cake

Baked Blueberry-Peach Pound Cake

The fruit of Martha Domeny's cake-baking labors is applauded all around the table in her San Diego, California home. "Each golden piece is packed with fruit, so it makes for a very refreshing snack," she writes.

Apricot Noodle Kugel

Apricot Noodle Kugel

Apricot Noodle Kugel

From Manchester, Massachusetts, Martha Chayet shares this treat traditionally served on the Jewish Sabbath, Kugel is a baked pudding usually made with potatoes or noodles and served as a side dish. Sweet versions make delicious desserts.

Cookout Caramel S'mores

Cookout Caramel S'mores

Cookout Caramel S'mores

These gooey treats make a great finish to an informal meal. Toasting the marshmallows extends our after-dinner time together, giving us something fun to do as a family. —Martha Haseman, Hinckley, Illinois

Cookie Lime Parfaits

Cookie Lime Parfaits

Cookie Lime Parfaits

When Becky Gillespie from Boulder, Colorado needs a simple refreshing dessert, she dishes up these pretty parfaits.
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