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.
Lemon Polenta Cake with Winter Fruit Compote
It's amazing that such a simple recipe can yield such flavor. Adding cornmeal to a basic cake gives it an incredibly unique texture and sweet corn bread flavor. The tart compote of raisins, cranberries, and pear adds more flavor and keeps the cake moist. Just don't let anyone know how easy it was to make.