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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.

Mixed Berry Shortcake

Mixed Berry Shortcake

Mixed Berry Shortcake

This fruit-filled summer dessert looks so pretty served in parfait glasses. Strawberries, blueberries and a cool custard sauce are layered between tender cubes of homemade shortcake. Our Test Kitchen came up with the berry delicious treat.

Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Who can resist luscious chocolate and peanut butter paired up in a pie? With Judy Barrett's recipe, you don't have to! Reduced-fat and sugar-free ingredients lighten up the dessert without slicing into its satisfying flavor. When she takes it to gatherings in Oklahoma City. Judy gets an empty pie plate and lots of compliments in return.

Grape Nectarine Dessert Cups

Grape Nectarine Dessert Cups

Grape Nectarine Dessert Cups

"This summery dessert is so refreshing after a heavy meal," notes Jeanette Oberholtzer of Manheim, Pennsylvania. Lemon-lime soda coats the fun fruit medley that's topped with a yummy scoop of pineapple sherbet. In winter, you can substitute frozen peaches for the nectarines.
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Fresh Pear Crisp

Fresh Pear Crisp

Fresh Pear Crisp

Mildred Sherrer's comforting fruit crisp is a pared-down version of one her mother used to fix. "I made it healthier by using reduced-fat margarine, fresh pears instead of canned and oats for some of the flour," she explains from Fort Worth, Texas. As a finishing touch, she suggests topping it with fat-free yogurt or whipped cream.

Peach Angel Dessert

Peach Angel Dessert

Peach Angel Dessert

This light and lovely dessert is absolutely heavenly! Marge Hubrich of St. Cloud, Minnesota suggests, "Try this with fresh strawberries, raspberries or blueberries, too, using the corresponding flavor of gelatin. It's delicious with any of them."

Easy Lemonade Icebox Pie

Easy Lemonade Icebox Pie

Easy Lemonade Icebox Pie

"I first made this easy freezer dessert for visitors at our local art museum," notes Jeannie Brown, Overland Park, Kansas. "It's rich and sweet, with just the right touch of tartness. Whenever I serve it, it gets lots of compliments...and I get lots of requests for the recipe!"

Lemon Cooler Cookies

Lemon Cooler Cookies

Lemon Cooler Cookies

Baking soda helps brown these crisp, lemony shortbread-like goodies that were created by our Test Kitchen staff.

Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Our Test Kitchen used baking cocoa and miniature chocolate chips to help keep down the fat and calories in these treats.

Cinnamon Peach Crisp

Cinnamon Peach Crisp

Cinnamon Peach Crisp

This dessert is so good yet so easy to make. Fresh peaches and a sweet crunchy topping give it comforting flavor. I like to dish it up warm with a scoop of frozen yogurt. —Leona Luecking of West Burlington, Iowa

Frosty Cantaloupe Sherbet

Frosty Cantaloupe Sherbet

Frosty Cantaloupe Sherbet

Melon lovers are sure to enjoy this frosty dessert. A dish of the sherbet is a refreshing ending to a light lunch or dinner during the summer. It's also a great way to use up overripe cantaloupe. —Mary Dixson of Decatur, Alabama

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

You won't miss the fat one bit when you slice into this spicy pumpkin pie with its golden crust and creamy filling. Sharon Haugen of Fargo, North Dakota shares the recipe for her lightened-up twist on a Thanksgiving classic.
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