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Low Fat Dessert Recipes

Looking for low fat dessert recipes? Find healthy low fat desserts recipes for low fat cake, low fat cookies, and more low fat desserts.

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Having frozen yogurt for dessert? Top it with this nutrient-packed sauce from Linda Johnson. “It’s tasty over pancakes, too,” she writes from Montesano, Washington.
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Frosty Cranberry Desserts

Frosty Cranberry Desserts

Frosty Cranberry Desserts

This fun and refreshing frozen treat requires only four ingredients. “It’s very easy to make and attractive, too,” notes Virginia Sacchetta of Leesburg, Florida. “I enjoy it as a dessert or a salad.”

Orange Chip Cheesecake

Orange Chip Cheesecake

Orange Chip Cheesecake

I love to adapt and mix recipes, which led to the creation of this creamy treat many years ago. It came to mind immediately when I was planning the orange theme menu. In this case, the distinctive citrus flavor is complemented by chocolate! —Susan West North Grafton, Massachusetts

Light Rocky Road Pudding

Light Rocky Road Pudding

Light Rocky Road Pudding

"I'm always on the lookout for delicious things to fix for my husband and my 89 year-old mother," shares Linda Foreman of Locust Grove, Oklahoma. "This rich dessert is a winner with everyone."
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Old-Fashioned Honey Baked Apples

Old-Fashioned Honey Baked Apples

Old-Fashioned Honey Baked Apples

My baked apple recipe is very old-fashioned but tried and true. It's definitely a comfort food. —Rachel Hamilton, Greenville, Pennsylvania

Nanny's Fruitcake Cookies

Nanny's Fruitcake Cookies

Nanny's Fruitcake Cookies

My grandmother always made a holiday fruitcake. I turned her recipe into cookies that are perfect any time, especially with a cup of tea. —Amanda Digges, South Windsor, Connecticut

Easy Pecan Pie Bars

Easy Pecan Pie Bars

Easy Pecan Pie Bars

I am always searching for fast and easy recipes to take to the teachers' lounge. The staff goes nuts for these shortcut pecan pie bars. —Kathro Yoder, Defiance, Ohio

Lemon Curd-Filled Angel Food Cake

Lemon Curd-Filled Angel Food Cake

Lemon Curd-Filled Angel Food Cake

For a sunny angel food cake, we make a filling of mascarpone, cream cheese and lemon curd, and then drizzle the cake with a lemony sweet glaze. —Leah Rekau, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Bars

Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Bars

Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Bars

Colorful dried cherries and pistachios star in this take on seven-layer bars. To switch it up even more, try cinnamon or chocolate graham cracker crumbs instead of plain and substitute pecans or walnuts for the pistachios. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Fiesta Fruit Cups

Fiesta Fruit Cups

Fiesta Fruit Cups

Two types of melon and other fresh fruit combine with peach preserves in this best-of-the-season fruit dish from Karen Ann Bland. The Gove, Kansas reader writes, “These colorful fruit bowls are great to serve for brunch or as a snack.”

Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies

Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies

Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies

These soft, cake-like cookies have a pleasant anise flavor that's distinct but not overpowering. I add red and green sprinkles for Christmas, but you could decorate them to suit any occasion.—Janice Eanni, Willowick, Ohio

Pine Nut Caramel Shortbread

Pine Nut Caramel Shortbread

Pine Nut Caramel Shortbread

“I have a love affair with pine nuts and decided to use them in place of pecans in a friend’s caramel bar recipe. I think you’ll like the results as well as my family does.” —Dara Michalski, Sandy, Utah
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