Healthy Desserts

Indulge your sweet tooth―healthfully―with these better-for-you Cooking Light desserts.

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Chocolate-Mint Bars Recipe

25 Best Desserts

From cookies to cakes, any of these decadent treats will end your meal on a high note.

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Quick Sweets

Shortcut Desserts

Homemade desserts on a weeknight? Yes! These fast recipes have a touch of sophistication—the perfect punctuation to any speedy meal.

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Chocolate-Orange Layer Cake Recipes

Luscious Layer Cake Recipes

Delicious and elegant, layer cakes are the perfect dessert for any special occasion.

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Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcakes Recipe

A Dozen Cupcakes

As rated by our readers, here are a dozen of our best cupcake recipes.

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Double-Crusted Apple Pie

Our Best Healthy Pie Recipes

Find 30 great pie recipes, from chocolate to fruit-filled and frozen to baked.

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Fudgy Brownies Recipe

Chewy, Fudgy Brownies

From classic to caramel, a great brownie is a wonderful thing.

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Cranberry Upside-Down Cake Recipes

Stunning Holiday Desserts

Save the best for last with these incredible sweet treats.

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Indulge Your Sweet Tooth for Less Than 150 Calories

Treats Under 150 Calories

Go ahead, indulge yourself with our best low-calorie cookies, desserts, and brownies. 

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Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes Recipes

100 Chocolate Desserts

Chocolate doesn't have to be deadly to your diet. Try one of these lightened yet decadent chocolate desserts.

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Strawberry-Buttermilk Gelato

Top-Rated Frozen Desserts

Readers awarded their highest ranking to these sweet treats and cool classics.

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Lemonade Iced Tea Sorbet Recipes

Refreshing Sorbets

Light, sweet, and easy to make, find 15 recipes for homemade sorbets.

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Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Pound Cake

Winning Desserts

See the top recipes from our annual reader recipe contests.

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Healthy Plum Cobbler Recipes

How to Make Cobblers

Stone fruit and berries star in these stunning and deliciously healthy desserts.

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Green Tomato and Fig Cupcakes

Summer Desserts

End any summertime meal on a delicious note with these healthy desserts.

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Dacquoise with Mocha Sauce

Parlez Vous Dessert?

Don't let a little thing like pronunciation stand in the way of a great French dessert.

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Individual Chocolate Souffles

Desserts for Two

Finish off your meal with a sweet treat made for a pair.

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Honey Cake Recipe

Lightened Jewish Desserts

Two Jewish grandmothers are the inspiration for these lightened holiday desserts that you can enjoy all year long.

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Dessert-worthy Ice Wines

Dessert-worthy Ice Wines

Bring the fruity flavors of summer to the winter table.

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Steamed Pudding with Lemon Sauce

Recipe Makeover: Holiday Classics

We lightened eight seasonal favorites for a good-for-you holiday spread.

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Mint Condition Treats

Lighter Chocolate-Mint Bars

Our trimmed-down Chocolate-Mint Bars surpass their former rich reputation.

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Butterscotch Bars

Recipe Makeover: Butterscotch Bars

We found sweet success creating a healthier version of a reader's favorite desserts.

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Cool, Creamy, Chocolaty

Cool, Creamy, Chocolaty Treat

With our help, this three-layer sweet stays in our Tennessee reader’s repertoire.

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Mom’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Lighter Sour Cream Pound Cake

This old-time recipe gets a calorie and fat makeover.

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Lighten Up: Ice Cream Treasures

Lighten Up: Ice Cream Treasures

An ice cream treat is revamped for a Missouri grandmother and her family

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Swag Bars

Lighten Up: Swag Bars

Our editor in chief requests a slimmed-down version of a North Carolina inn’s decadent treat.

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Mudslide Cookies Recipes

Lightened Mudslide Cookies

These decadent cookies will satisfy any chocoholic's craving.

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Our Best Easter Desserts

Find the perfect ending to your Easter feast with these light and fresh springtime desserts.

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