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Healthy Cooking Desserts

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"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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Persian Poached Pears

Persian Poached Pears

Persian Poached Pears

“These fragrant pears are a dramatic way to finish off a Middle Eastern feast. They’re delicious, aromatic and an unusual twist on basic poached pears.” —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Mango Lemon Sorbet

Mango Lemon Sorbet

Mango Lemon Sorbet

You'll love the sunny color and fruity flavor of this light dessert. If you can't find mangoes, substitute fresh peaches. To peal peaches, drop them into boiling water for a few seconds. Then you can easily slip the skins right off. —Test Kitchen

Cool Raspberry Peach Pie

Cool Raspberry Peach Pie

Cool Raspberry Peach Pie

This pretty pie combines two of Mindee Myer's favorite fruits. From Lincoln, Nebraska, she writes, "This recipe makes most of raspberries and peaches when they're at their peak."
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Berry Smoothie Pops

Berry Smoothie Pops

Berry Smoothie Pops

Three types of good-for-you berries make these pops bright and tasty. —Lisa Roman, Honolulu, Hawaii

Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

This tasty biscotti is studded with dried cranberries and crunchy pistachios. It's delicious with tea or coffee. —Diane Gruber, Sioux City, Iowa

Makeover Pear Cheesecake

Makeover Pear Cheesecake

Makeover Pear Cheesecake

To trim the original recipe, our crew used reduced-fat graham cracker crumbs, less butter in the crust, reduced-fat cream cheese and fat-free milk in the filling.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Fruit-Filled Quesadillas

Fruit-Filled Quesadillas

Fruit-Filled Quesadillas

Dessert doesn't get much easier than this stovetop treat that's loaded with fresh apricots and berries. Served with a scoop of low-fat ice cream, it seems anything but light.

Almond Cookie Cutouts

Almond Cookie Cutouts

Almond Cookie Cutouts

Colored sugar and sprinkles create a festive look for these easy-to-decorate cookies. A little almond extract gives them pleasant flavor. They're a nice lighter addition to a Christmas cookie tray. —Test Kitchen

Mixed Berry Pizza

Mixed Berry Pizza

Mixed Berry Pizza

The fresh fruit shines through in this colorful dessert pizza. It's also a tempting appetizer at parties because it's a sweet change of pace from the usual savory dips. —Gretchen Widner, Sun City West, Arizona

Lime & Spice Peach Cobbler

Lime & Spice Peach Cobbler

Lime & Spice Peach Cobbler

This was my grandmother’s favorite recipe to make when they had bushels of peaches. Now I love to bake it whenever I can for my family and friends. —Mary Ann Dell of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Chocolate Spice Cake

Chocolate Spice Cake

Chocolate Spice Cake

My husband really enjoys this delightful cake. Eye-catching enough for a special occasion, this is so good you’ll want it any day of the week. —Karen Sue Garback-Pristera, Albany, New York
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