Healthy Dessert

With these healthy recipes, you can enjoy dessert and skip the guilt. Try a delicious berry cobbler, fruit tart, or any of our other dessert recipes for a sweet and healthy ending to any meal.

How to Make Peach Cobbler

Whether you call it a crisp, crumble, brown betty, buckle, grunt, slump, pandowdy or cobbler, deep-dish fruit desserts can be enjoyed by everyone -- even family members who are watching their weight or cholesterol. This recipe for how to make peach cobbler is a heart-healthy alternative to the cobblers grandma used to make, but it stays true to the freshness and taste you expect from a homemade fruit dessert. Made with "good" fat in the form of canola oil, skim-milk and less than a cup of sugar, this dessert will please the whole family, and no one will know it's actually good for them.

Galletas Dulces

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Galletas Dulces, or "sweet cookies," are way more exciting than basic sugar or peanut butter cookies.

Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

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Boxed chocolate cake hits this fast forward button on this dinner party-worthy berry and cream parfait.

Stone-Fruit Cobbler

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Choose a mix of peaches, plums and nectarines for a colorful cobbler.

Salted Caramel Pistachio-Apricot Baklava

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A sprinkling of kosher salt sets off all of the sweet flavors stuffed inside this puff pastry dessert.

Rhubarb Chess Pie

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Chess pie, a classic Southern custard dessert, only gets sweeter with the addition of sliced fresh rhubarb. Don't forget to add a healthy scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top!

Italian Cornmeal-Apricot Cookies

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Soft and chewy cornmeal-apricot cookies get a dose of crunch from pine nuts sprinkled on top.

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Mocha "Cream" Sauce

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No one will guess you started with multigrain bread when you serve them a bowl of this coffee- and chocolate-flavored dessert.

Blueberry-Thyme Pie

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When a pie packs five cups of fruit, it's practically health food, right? The pretty lattice crust allows the berries to peek out.

Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

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Quinoa and oats make these chocolate chip cookies practically health food, right?

Vanilla Cake or Cupcakes


Not much says, "Celebrate!" more than a sprinkle-topped cupcake. This gluten-free recipe makes it possible for gluten-free dieters to partake in the tasty treats, too.

Maple-Bourbon Chocolate Tiramisu with Pecans

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The longer this tiramisu chills, the more the coffee flavor infuses into the ladyfingers. Try this dessert recipe the next time you need a make-ahead option!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Shh...tofu's hiding in this chocolatey pumpkin cheesecake. No one will ever guess the surprising protein-rich thickener!

Lower-Calorie Strawberry Shortcake

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Indulge in this healthy version of a springtime classic. We've cut more than half the calories and fat from this traditional fruity favorite.

White Chocolate Pie

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The chocolate crumb crust for this white chocolate and rasperry pie couldn't be easier to make.

Pear Crunch with Lemon Cream and Blue Cheese

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Quinoa, oats and walnuts combine with brown sugar and cinnamon to form the streusel topping on this tasty pear dessert. Watching your sodium? Omit the blue cheese.

Spicy Roasted Plums

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Roasting the plums concentrates their flavor and allows the spices to penetrate the fruit. If you prefer, omit the sour cream topper and serve with vanilla frozen yogurt.

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