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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.

Cherry Cranberry Pinwheels

Cherry Cranberry Pinwheels

Cherry Cranberry Pinwheels

“With the combination of cranberries, cherries, orange zest and cinnamon, these festive cookies are as fragrant as they are flavorful,“ promises Deb Perry from Bluffton, Indiana.

Cran-Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Cran-Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Cran-Apple Oatmeal Cookies

The original recipe for these delightful cookies called for raisins. Since we aren’t raisin fans, I added dried cranberries instead. The results? Incredible! –Theresa Smith of Rome, Georgia

Berry Fruit Sponge Cake

Berry Fruit Sponge Cake

Berry Fruit Sponge Cake

Lisa Renshaw of Kansas City, Missouri writes, “This is such a wonderful departure from ho-hum strawberry shortcake.” And with two types of berries, you're getting twice the antioxidants!
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Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

“A friend gave me this recipe more than 30 years ago,” writes Cathy Wood from Salida, Colorado, “and it’s been a Christmas tradition ever since. It’s fluffy and refreshing and so colorful. Everyone finds room for this dessert!”

Cranberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Cranberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Cranberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Toni Fohey of Waukesha, Wisconsin writes, “With a few alterations over the years, this has become one of my families' favorites. I get requests for the recipe every time I make it for guests.”

Spice Cutout Cookies

Spice Cutout Cookies

Spice Cutout Cookies

The L&T editors adored Lyn Chapman's crispy spice cookies so much, that they asked the Test Kitchen to create a light creamy frosting to go with them. "My husband loves ginger snaps and gingerbread," Lyn writes from Provo, Utah. "He was delighted when I made these cookies since they offered a ginger flavor but with a new twist." At only 1 gram of fat a piece, the whimsical treats make an ideal addition to a Christmas cookie platter or New Year's dessert buffet.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft cookies have a cake-like texture and lots of banana flavor that folks seem to love. —Vicki Raatz, Waterloo, Wisconsin

Pear Cheesecake Pizza

Pear Cheesecake Pizza

Pear Cheesecake Pizza

A tender, crispy crust is topped with sweetened cream cheese and pears, then cooked and drizzled with an amazing brown sugar sauce. Carol Mead - Los Alamos, New Mexico

Baked Cherry Coconut Bars

Baked Cherry Coconut Bars

Baked Cherry Coconut Bars

These crumbly treats have a shortbread-like crust and a gooey cherry, coconut and chopped nut filling that makes them a favorite with family and friends.—Kathleen Hackford, West Seneca, New York

Makeover Cherry Coconut Bars

Makeover Cherry Coconut Bars

Makeover Cherry Coconut Bars

This made over recipe has less than half the fat, saturated fat and cholesterol of the original recipe...plus 32% fewer calories. Yet the thin crust retains its buttery taste and the fruity filling is still sweet and gooey.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Rosy Pear Compote

Rosy Pear Compote

Rosy Pear Compote

Pears and cranberries bring down-home flair to this comforting compote—a heartwarming way to cap off any autumn meal. Lorraine Darocha, Berkshire, Massachusetts, suggests, "It's also delicious spooned over a cool scoop of sherbet."
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