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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.

Sweet Potato Cranberry Cake

Sweet Potato Cranberry Cake

Sweet Potato Cranberry Cake

This recipe uses delicious items you have in your pantry, like sweet potatoes, cranberries, coconut and chocolate chips. Everyone will enjoy this delicious dessert! —Amie Valpone, New York, New York

Slow-Cooked Bread Pudding

Slow-Cooked Bread Pudding

Slow-Cooked Bread Pudding

This warm and hearty dessert is perfect on any cold, blustery winter evening. And the slow cooker fills your kitchen with an amazing aroma. My stomach is growling just thinking about it! —Maiah Albi, Carlsbad, California

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Pudding Cake

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Pudding Cake

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Pudding Cake

Growing up, I remember my grandfather cherishing the chocolate-covered cherries we’d bring him for Christmas. He passed away this past year, and I came up with this rich recipe in his honor. It’s delicious served with whipped topping. —Meredith Coe, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

My friend, Gwen, gave me this creamy, lip-smacking recipe, and it's been a crowd-pleaser at my house ever since. The homemade lemon curd on top adds a tart, special touch! The cake can also be made in three store-bought graham cracker pie shells. —Anne Henry, Toronto, Ontario

Maple Pumpkin Pie with a Crunch

Maple Pumpkin Pie with a Crunch

Maple Pumpkin Pie with a Crunch

Maple syrup adds a lovely flavor to this pumpkin pie, but if I don't have it on hand, I use honey. If serving with whipped cream, a light sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg adds a nice touch. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Makeover Fluffy Lime Salad

Makeover Fluffy Lime Salad

Makeover Fluffy Lime Salad

Loaded with crunchy walnuts, tangy pineapple and lip-smacking lime flavor, this refreshing salad could even double as dessert! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Light & Easy Cheesecake Bars

Light & Easy Cheesecake Bars

Light & Easy Cheesecake Bars

Pucker up for a Mother’s Day smooch. You’ll find lovely hints of lemon in both the tender crust and creamy filling of these berry-topped treats. —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blondies

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blondies

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blondies

I converted these blondies to be gluten-free so that my family could enjoy a comforting dessert. We were really craving brownies one night, and this cakelike treat hit the spot! —Becky Klope, Loudonville, New York

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

It took me a long time to develop this quick-and-easy recipe, but I’m so happy with how it turned out. These bars have it all—sugar and spice and a light, creamy-rich pumpkin layer that’s especially nice! —Erin Andrews, Edgewater, Florida

Chocolate Anise Cannoli

Chocolate Anise Cannoli

Chocolate Anise Cannoli

Here’s that something-special treat you’ve been looking to add to your holiday cookie trays! We guarantee these wonton-wrapped bites with anise, cherries, chocolate, brandy and pistachios will be gone in a twinkling. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

Moist Carrot Cupcakes

Moist Carrot Cupcakes

Moist Carrot Cupcakes

If your kids think they don’t like carrots, just wait until these cinnamon-scented, lightly frosted little cakes hit the table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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