Shirley Wilder of Marinetta, Georgia didn't want to give up this coffee cake just because she had to watch her diet closely. Our Test Kitchen help her keep this treat on the menu by cutting the fat by more than 40%, the saturated fat and cholesterol by one-half and the calories by one-quarter. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Good-for-you things come in small packages when you make a batch of the tiny apple pie treats shared by Mary Kelley, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sweet and cinnamony, these mouthwatering morsels are a delightful addition to a dessert buffet or snack tray. For convenience, you can prebake the shells a day or two ahead of serving.
Not only is this is a refreshing dessert, but it's virtually fat-free and has no cholesterol. Best of all, it's a special and delicious treat that comes together easily. -Sheri Erickson of Montrose, Iowa
“This recipe has been in our family for many years,” writes Juanita Michael of Florence, Alabama. “The thing we like most about it is that it doesn't freeze very hard, and if you have any leftover, which we hardly ever do, you can place it in the freezer and it will stay slightly soft.”
For an easy showstopper, give Julie Meyer's eye-popping fruit pizza a try. "Like everyone else, I enjoy desserts...but not the calories that come with them," writes the student from Madison, Wisconsin. "My roommates and I don't feel guilty about gobbling down a pizza with good-for-you toppings like strawberries, Kiwifruit and pineapple."
Everyone in my card club commented on this tart's wonderful taste. No one guessed that the delicate crust, creamy filling and sweet topping are light. There wasn't a leftover in sight when I serve this.
—Mary Anne Engel of West Allis, Wisconsin
This moist and tender pecan upside-down cake is packed with pecans and sweetness. Although still not a "light" dessert, it has nearly a third fewer calories and 43 percent less fat than the original! —Mae Johnson, De Ridder, Louisiana
Diabetics and dessert lovers alike are "wowed" by these creamy treats. Says Susan Miller of Wakeman, Ohio, "After finding out my mother had diabetes, I went on a search for good recipes like this. These bites taste so yummy, no one will ever guess they're low in anything!"
This special recipe combines all the warm, delicious flavors of the season and makes a truly unique presentation. It gets rave reviews each year and has become a holiday tradition at our house. —Trisha Fox, Plainfield, Illinois