The best way to improve on the classics of the season is to switch out plain, refined flours and artificial ingredients in favor of nutty, toasty, richer whole grains and natural food colorings. We've also lowered sugar, fat, and calories in these classic holiday desserts. That's right. Your holiday dessert just got a little bit healthier. Plus, these better-for-you desserts still boast the irresistible flavors of the season, so save the best for last with these incredible sweet treats.
Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake
A simple swirl on top of the cheesecake gives this holiday dessert an elegant touch. (Learn How to Make a Swirl Cheesecake). If the cranberry mixture gets too thick, add a tablespoon of water and whirl it around in the food processor. You can also make this in an 8-inch springform pan; it'll be very full, so you should cook over a foil-lined baking sheet. Cook time will be the same.