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95 Diabetic-Friendly Desserts

These lighter, healthier desserts are smart sweets to consider if you follow a diabetic diet. All recipes are about 30g carbs or less per serving.

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Ginger Plum TartTaste of Home

Ginger Plum Tart

Sweet cravings, begone: This free-form plum tart is done in only 35 minutes. Plus, it's extra-awesome when served warm. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Cream Cheese Swirl BrowniesTaste of Home

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

I'm a chocolate lover, and these cream cheese brownies have satisfied my cravings many times. No one guesses the brownies are light because their chewy texture and rich chocolate taste can't be beat. My family requests them often, and I'm happy to oblige. Heidi Johnson, Worland, Wyoming

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Raspberry-Banana Soft ServeTaste of Home

Raspberry-Banana Soft Serve

When I make this ice cream, I mix and match bananas for their ripeness. Very ripe ones add more banana flavor. Less ripe ones have a fluffier texture. Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Pear Bundt CakeTaste of Home

Pear Bundt Cake

Next time you make cake from a mix, try my easy and delicious recipe. The pears and syrup add sweet flavor and prevent the cake from drying out. And since there's no oil added to the batter, this tender fall-perfect cake is surprisingly low in fat. Veronica Ross, Columbia Heights, Minnesota

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Berries with Vanilla CustardTaste of Home

Berries with Vanilla Custard

What a simple, delectable way to enjoy fresh raspberries. For a change, also try the custard with strawberries or peaches. Sarah C. Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire

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Must-Have TiramisuTaste of Home

Must-Have Tiramisu

This is the perfect guilt-free version of a classic dessert. My friends even say that they prefer my lighter recipe over other tiramisu.Ale Gambini, Beverly Hills, California

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Pumpkin-Butterscotch Gingerbread TrifleTaste of Home

Pumpkin-Butterscotch Gingerbread Trifle

There's more to pumpkin than pie, as this impressive trifle proves. It looks so elegant with alternating layers of gingerbread cake and pumpkin/butterscotch pudding. Try making it ahead of time for a fuss-free dessert when you're planning to entertain guests. Lyla Lehenbauer, New London, Missouri

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Chocolate and Raspberry CheesecakeTaste of Home

Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

Youll fall in love with this sweet treat. Each silky slice is topped with juicy raspberries. Yes, you can have cheesecake without breaking the calorie budget. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Chocolate-Coconut Angel CupcakesTaste of Home

Chocolate-Coconut Angel Cupcakes

My guests are never satisfied with just one of these, but that's OK because they are so light. The meringue-like tops make them different, and the chocolate and coconut make them memorable. Bernice Janowski, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

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Pear TartTaste of Home

Pear Tart

My sister-in-law brought this pretty pastry to dinner one night, and we all went back for seconds. It is truly scrumptious. Kathryn Rogers, Suisun City, California

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No-Bake Apple PieTaste of Home

No-Bake Apple Pie

We always have an abundance of apples in the fall, so I like to make this easy pie. My husband has diabetes, and this recipe fits into his diet...but everyone enjoys it. Shirley Vredenburg, Ossineke, Michigan

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Chili-Lime Grilled PineappleTaste of Home

Chili-Lime Grilled Pineapple

I love grilled pineapple. This recipe combines the fruit's natural sweetness with the tart and spicy flavors of lime and chili powder. It's great for dessert and even as a side dish with ham or pork chops. Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Frozen Berry & Yogurt SwirlsTaste of Home

Frozen Berry & Yogurt Swirls

I enjoy these frozen yogurt pops because they double as a healthy snack and a cool, creamy sweet treat. Colleen Ludovice, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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Molasses Crackle CookiesTaste of Home

Molasses Crackle Cookies

You can treat yourself to one or two of my crackle cookies without guilt. Most molasses cookies are loaded with butter and have way too much sugar, but not mine. You would never know these are so low in fat. Jean L. Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin

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Orange Ricotta Cake RollTaste of Home

Orange Ricotta Cake Roll

I come from a big Italian family where my mom cooked and baked many delicious meals and desserts from scratch. Now I like to do the same for my family. This cake is my finale to our Italian Christmas Eve dinner. Cathy Banks, Encinitas, California

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Root Beer Float PieTaste of Home

Root Beer Float Pie

This is the kind of recipe your kids will look back on and always remember. And you don't even need to use an oven. Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania

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Peppermint MeringuesTaste of Home

Peppermint Meringues

Peppermint lovers won't be able to get enough of these light and airy delights. They make terrific Christmas gifts or lovely treats to pass around when guests drop in. Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois

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Ribbon Pudding PieTaste of Home

Ribbon Pudding Pie

Cool, smooth and creamy, this pretty pie is a slice of heaven for people with diabetes and anyone who likes an easy yet impressive dessert. The lovely pudding layers feature a yummy combination of vanilla, chocolate and butterscotch. Doris Morgan, Verona, Mississippi

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Chocolate Pudding SandwichesTaste of Home

Chocolate Pudding Sandwiches

"These cookies are a favorite after-school snack for my kids...and even my diabetic husband enjoys one now and then," writes Jan Thomas of Richmond, Virginia.

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Chocolate Macaroon CupcakesTaste of Home

Chocolate Macaroon Cupcakes

A delightful coconut and ricotta cheese filling is hidden inside these chocolate cupcakes. Dolores Skrout, Summerhill, Pennsylvania

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Cappuccino CupcakesTaste of Home

Cappuccino Cupcakes

Using reduced-fat whipped topping to frost these chocolatey cupcakes keeps them on the lighter side. If you prefer, you can substitute unsweetened applesauce for the prune puree. Carol Forcum, Marion, Illinois

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Marinated OrangesTaste of Home

Marinated Oranges

This flavorful fruit was actually the topping in a cake recipe. But I didn't want all the calories or fat from the cakeand the oranges are a good dessert all by themselves! The dash of vanilla extract brings out the fruit's sweetness. Carol Poindexter, Norridge, Illinois

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Chocolate Hazelnut Soy PopsTaste of Home

Chocolate Hazelnut Soy Pops

I love Nutella, and I'm always looking for ways to use it. These pops are a great way to stay cool in the summer, but also make a cozy treat in the winter. Bonita Suter, Lawrence, Michigan

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Banana Chocolate CakeTaste of Home

Banana Chocolate Cake

This light-as-air chocolate cake has a yummy banana flavor. Its scrumptious as is, but you can also dress it up with nuts or light frostings. Tina Bellows, Racine, Wisconsin

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Sour Cream BavarianTaste of Home

Sour Cream Bavarian

Are you sweet on someone whos counting calories? Show them you care with this light and refreshing dessert. Its sinfully creamy and so pretty with the tart raspberry sauce. No one would ever guess that its fat-free! Judi Janczewski, Berwyn, Illinois

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Chocolate Swirled CheesecakeTaste of Home

Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake

This cheesecakes looks and tastes indulgent, but it's a lightened up version you can feel good about serving your family. Kathy Shan, Toledo, Ohio

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Makeover Fruit PizzaTaste of Home

Makeover Fruit Pizza

Theres nothing better than a guilt-free dessert, especially when its topped with refreshing and colorful fruit. We skimmed the calories and fat from a traditional fruit pizza to create one with about half the calories, fat and cholesterol. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Strawberry Sorbet SensationTaste of Home

Strawberry Sorbet Sensation

On hot days in Colorado, we chill out with slices of this berries-and-cream dessert. The layered effect is so much fun. Use any flavor of sorbet you like. Kendra Doss, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Banana Chocolate Chip CookiesTaste of Home

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft banana cookies have a cakelike texture and lots of flavor that everyone seem to love. It's one of the best banana cookie recipes I've found. Vicki Raatz, Waterloo, Wisconsin

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Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel BarsTaste of Home

Makeover Cream Cheese Streusel Bars

With an oh-so-chocolaty crust, a crispy, crunchy topping and soft cream cheese filling, these delectable bars are over-the-top indulgent. Janet Coops, Duarte, California

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Chocolate-Topped Strawberry CheesecakeTaste of Home

Chocolate-Topped Strawberry Cheesecake

Creamy and airy, this gorgeous dessert is the perfect special something for a summer dinner party. I love the mix of smooth strawberry cheesecake and crumbly chocolate crustand how elegant it looks on the table. Kathy Berger, Dry Ridge, Kentucky

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Pumpkin Pie CustardTaste of Home

Pumpkin Pie Custard

Instead of pumpkin pie, try this flavorful light holiday dessert. My husbands aunt shared the recipe after she brought this treat to a family party. Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

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No-Bake Peanut Butter TreatsTaste of Home

No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats

Perfect for road trips, these peanut butter oatmeal balls wont stick to your hands. Keep them in the refrigerator for portable snacks. Sonia Rohda, Waverly, Nebraska

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Fluffy Key Lime PieTaste of Home

Fluffy Key Lime Pie

For a taste of paradise, try this no-bake Key lime pie recipe. It's low in fat, sugar and fuss. It truly is the best Key lime pie recipe ever! Frances VanFossan, Warren, Michigan

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Cranberry Stuffed ApplesTaste of Home

Cranberry Stuffed Apples

Cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts add a homey autumn flavor to these stuffed apples, but the slow cooker does most of the work for me. Graciela Sandvigen, Rochester, New York

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Frozen Yogurt Fruit PopsTaste of Home

Frozen Yogurt Fruit Pops

My grandson, Patrick, who's now in high school, was "Grammy's helper" for years. We made these frozen pops for company and everyone, including the adults, loved them. They're delicious and good for you! June Dickenson, Philippi, West Virginia

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Carrot Cookie BitesTaste of Home

Carrot Cookie Bites

This recipe is a longtime family favorite. The cookies are soft and delicious, and the aroma while baking is absolutely irresistible! I'm always being asked for the recipe. Jeanie Petrik, Greensburg, Kentucky

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Almond Espresso BarsTaste of Home

Almond Espresso Bars

If you like coffee, you'll love these mocha morsels dressed up with toasted almonds. Save a few bars for afternoon snacktime or even breakfast, too. Taire Van Scoy, Brunswick, Maryland

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Lemon-Apricot Fruit PopsTaste of Home

Lemon-Apricot Fruit Pops

With just 31 calories and less than 1 tsp. sugar per serving, this is one light and refreshing summer dessert everyone can find room for! Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

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Orange Dream Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Orange Dream Angel Food Cake

A basic angel food cake becomes a heavenly indulgence, thanks to a hint of orange flavor swirled into every bite. The orange color makes slices of the cake look so pretty when arranged on individual dessert plates.Lauren Osborne, Holtwood, Pennsylvania

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Vanilla Meringue CookiesTaste of Home

Vanilla Meringue Cookies

Want to learn how to make meringues? This meringue cookie recipe creates light, airy morsels. It's the perfect fat-free treat to really beat a sweets craving. Jenni Sharp, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Mixed Berry Sundaes for 2Taste of Home

Mixed Berry Sundaes for 2

Before serving yogurt sundaes, get ready for requests for seconds. Our family enjoys them for breakfast, but they're sweet enough for dessert. What an easy way to get our fruit and calcium. Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

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Chocolate Zucchini Snack CakeTaste of Home

Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake

I like to make this when the zucchini in my garden gets ahead of me. Its a great way to get children to eat their veggies! Margo Seegrist, Shelton, Washington

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Swedish Apple PieTaste of Home

Swedish Apple Pie

This decadent apple pie serves up homemade flavor in every bite. This is a perfect snack with coffee or as an after-dinner treat. Sarah Klier, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Almond-Pistachio Dessert Roll-UpsTaste of Home

Almond-Pistachio Dessert Roll-Ups

With a flavor and texture similar to baklava, this delightful dessert appeals to young and old alike. It's especially delicious with honey drizzled over the top.Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice PopsTaste of Home

Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Pops

These cool, creamy pops are a deliciously different way to use up the bounty from your rhubarb patch. Donna Linihan, Moncton, New Brunswick

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Super Spud BrowniesTaste of Home

Super Spud Brownies

These moist and cakey brownies came from my moms old cookbook. Mashed potatoes may seem like an unusual ingredient, but this recipe took first place at a local festival. Marlene Gerer, Denton, Montana

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Applesauce BrowniesTaste of Home

Applesauce Brownies

These moist, cinnamon-flavored brownies are quite easy to make. The recipe can also be doubled and baked in a jelly roll pan. My husband and I live on a farm in central Nebraska and have two grown daughters. Bernice Pebley, Cozad, Nebraska

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Peppermint KissesTaste of Home

Peppermint Kisses

These are fun, refreshing and low in fat! Lynn Bernstetter, Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

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Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake BarsTaste of Home

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Enjoy this holiday dessert without worrying about calories. Plus it is so luscious that no one will guess that it is light! Jean Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin

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Patriotic PopsTaste of Home

Patriotic Pops

My kids love homemade ice pops, and I love knowing that the ones we make are good for them. We whip up a big batch with multiple flavors so they have many choices, but these patriotic red, white and blueberry ones are always a favorite! Shannon Carino, Frisco, Texas

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Chunky Banana Cream FreezeTaste of Home

Chunky Banana Cream Freeze

Everyone loves ice cream, but we all know it doesn't make a great after-school snack. Until this! With its sweet banana-almond flavor and chunky texture, this appealing banana peanut butter "ice cream" is a crowd-pleaser. People who ask me for the recipe can't believe how easy it is to make. Kristen Bloom, Okinawa, Japan

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Lighter Cookie CutoutsTaste of Home

Lighter Cookie Cutouts

These simple cookie cutouts are so light and easy, you'll want to bake up several batches to decorate in different ways. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Chocolate Angel Cupcakes with Coconut Cream FrostingTaste of Home

Chocolate Angel Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting

Sweeten any meal with these fun, frosted chocolate cupcakes that take just minutes to make. The finger-licking flavor packs far fewer calories and fat than traditional desserts! Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South Carolina

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Banana SouffleTaste of Home

Banana Souffle

This pretty, golden-topped puff is so easy to whip up, but looks like you really fussed. Lightly laced with rum, the moist, tender, banana-rich souffle makes that perfect little something to wrap up any holiday dinner. Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

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Eggnog MousseTaste of Home

Eggnog Mousse

Guests will always find room for this light, fluffy, mouthwatering mousse. It makes an elegant, refreshing finish for heavier mealsand its also a great way to use up any extra eggnog in the fridge. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Chocolate-Pumpkin Cheesecake BarsTaste of Home

Chocolate-Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

I created this by taking my favorite cheesecake brownie recipe, which is about 40 years old, and kicking it up with pumpkin and spices. These will disappear fast, so consider doubling the recipe. Judy Castranova, New Bern, North Carolina

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Full-of-Goodness Oatmeal CookiesTaste of Home

Full-of-Goodness Oatmeal Cookies

I love to bake, and bring in extra treats to leave in the faculty lounge for my colleagues. To avoid being blamed for ruining their healthy diets, I came up with this healthier version of the classic oatmeal cookie to make snacking on these a good choice, instead of a guilty indulgence. Sharon Balestra, Bloomfield, New York

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Lemon Meringue CupcakesTaste of Home

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Classic lemon meringue pie inspired these gorgeous little cupcakes. The tangy treats hide a surprise lemon pie filling and are topped with fluffy toasted meringue. Make them for your next special gathering. Andrea Quiroz, Chicago, Illinois

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Light & Easy Cheesecake BarsTaste of Home

Light & Easy Cheesecake Bars

Fresh hints of lemon in the tender crust and creamy filling of these berry-topped treats. Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California

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Deconstructed Raspberry PieTaste of Home

Deconstructed Raspberry Pie

It took us a couple tries to get the crumb crust just right in this fun-to-make and even-funner-to-eat graham cracker pie. Try it with fresh strawberries or blueberries if you like.

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Picnic Berry ShortcakesTaste of Home

Picnic Berry Shortcakes

You can make the berry sauce ahead of time and chill it. Then assemble the entire dessert right before the picnic or party. Frieda Bliesner, McAllen, Texas

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Berry White Ice PopsTaste of Home

Berry White Ice Pops

Nothing says summer like an ice pop. Kids and adults alike love this fruit-filled version. Sharon Guinta, Stamford, Connecticut

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Family-Favorite Peanut Butter CakeTaste of Home

Family-Favorite Peanut Butter Cake

My grandmother and aunts made this for family gatherings to go along with fresh homemade ice cream. I now share it with my family and friends during special gatherings. Keith Gable, Goddard, Kansas

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Banana CrepesTaste of Home

Chocolate-Hazelnut Banana Crepes

Here is a simple and delicious treat featuring a thin, tender crepe stuffed with a creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread and bananas lightly sauteed in brown sugar and butter. It tastes elegant but takes so little effort. Cathy Hall, Lyndhurst, Virginia

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Apple-Spice Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake

I dressed up an angel food cake mix with some nuts, spice and applesauce to make an easy and light dessert. I serve it with a dollop of whipped topping mixed with a half cup of sour cream. Joan Buehnerkemper, Teutopolis, Illinois

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Maple Walnut BiscottiTaste of Home

Maple Walnut Biscotti

Replace melted chocolate with more maple flavor by combining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar with 2 tablespoons maple syrup; drizzle over biscotti. Susan Rogers, Brattleboro, Vermont

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Double-Nut Stuffed FigsTaste of Home

Double-Nut Stuffed Figs

We have a family member that has diabetes, so dessert can get tricky. These sweet, nutritious stuffed figs keep us all happy. Bob Bailey, Columbus, Ohio

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Vanilla Yogurt Panna CottaTaste of Home

Vanilla Yogurt Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta always impresses, and its so easy to prepare. It's especially stunning when garnished with something colorful, like cranberry sauce or fresh berries. Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois

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Black Bean BrowniesTaste of Home

Black Bean Brownies

Youd never guess these rich, velvety chocolate treats contain a can of black beans. Who would have thought black bean brownies would be so amazing? Kathy Hewitt, Cranston, Rhode Island

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Strawberry-Citrus Freezer PopsTaste of Home

Strawberry-Citrus Freezer Pops

I knew that clementines and strawberries would create a luscious combination in a fruit pop, and I have to say these are delicious! Colleen Ludovice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Easy Lemon Berry TartletsTaste of Home

Easy Lemon Berry Tartlets

These fruity, flaky tartlets filled with raspberries and topped with a lemon-tinged cream cheese are a sweet ending to any weeknight meal. They are elegant yet easy and come together quickly. — Elizabeth Dehart, West Jordan, Utah

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Star-Spangled ParfaitsTaste of Home

Star-Spangled Parfaits

The best time for this dessert is midsummer, when the blueberries are thick in our northern woods. Red raspberries can be added to the mixed berries, too, to brighten the patriotic colors.Anne Theriault, Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Cherry & Spice Rice PuddingTaste of Home

Cherry & Spice Rice Pudding

I live in Traverse City, the Cherry Capital of the World. What better way to celebrate our wonderful orchards than by using plump, tart dried cherries in my favorite desserts? This slow-cooked rice pudding recipe always turns out wonderful. Deb Perry, Traverse City, Michigan

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Grilled Stone Fruits with Balsamic SyrupTaste of Home

Grilled Stone Fruits with Balsamic Syrup

Get ready to experience another side of stone fruits. Hot off the rack, these grilled nectarines practically melt in your mouth. Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

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Cinnamon Nut BarsTaste of Home

Cinnamon Nut Bars

Classic bar meets good-for-you ingredients in this updated recipe. If you have the patience, after the bars are cool, store them in a tin for a day to allow the flavors to meld...I think they taste even better the next day. Heidi Lindsey, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin

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Gingersnap Cream Cookie CupsTaste of Home

Gingersnap Cream Cookie Cups

Whole wheat flour gives a rustic look to little tassies that are big on flavor. The velvety, rich filling is a delectable contrast to the cookie cup.Rebekah Radewahn, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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Strawberry-Rosemary Yogurt PopsTaste of Home

Strawberry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops

We planted strawberries a few years ago and these tangy-sweet frozen yogurt pops are my very favorite treats to make with them! The options are endless. Try using other yogurt flavors like lemon, raspberry or blueberry. You may also substitute your favorite herb for the rosemaryor simply omit it. Carmell Childs, Ferron, Utah

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Sweet Potato Frozen Yogurt PopsTaste of Home

Sweet Potato Frozen Yogurt Pops

Once I had my little girl I quickly became really creative in the kitchen, needing to have healthy foods on hand. These frozen treats turned out to be a favorite and are a staple in our home. Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Meringue RosesTaste of Home

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Meringue Roses

Eat these pretty treats as is or crush them into a bowl of strawberries and whipped cream. Readers of my blog, utry.it, went nuts when I posted that idea.Amy Tong, Anaheim, California

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Frozen Pineapple-Kiwi PopsTaste of Home

Frozen Pineapple-Kiwi Pops

Kiwi, pineapple, sugar and water are all you need to make these easy, breezy freezer pops.Colleen Ludovice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Baked Elephant EarsTaste of Home

Baked Elephant Ears

My mother-in-law handed down this recipe from her mother. Theyre a special treateven better, I think, than those at a carnival or festival. And (shh!) they're baked, not fried. Delores Baeten, Downers Grove, Illinois

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Frozen Chocolate Monkey TreatsTaste of Home

Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats

Everyone needs a fun, friendly way for kids to play with food. These rich bites are nutty and yummy. Just coat bananas in chocolate and dip them into peanuts, sprinkles or coconut. Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

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Chunky Apple Snack CakeTaste of Home

Chunky Apple Snack Cake

We enjoy this cake as a snack, packed in lunches or as a scrumptious dessert when warmed and topped with a scoop of low-fat ice cream. If the batter seems really thick, don't worry: Once you stir in the apples it loosens up. Cindy Beberman, Orland Park, Illinois

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Light & Creamy Chocolate PuddingTaste of Home

Light & Creamy Chocolate Pudding

This pudding is exactly what its name promiseslight and creamy. Because it uses soy milk, its a smart choice if youre lactose intolerant. Deborah Williams, Peoria, Arizona

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Lemony Cream Cheese BarsTaste of Home

Lemony Cream Cheese Bars

Anytime I can take a recipe that has been handed down two generations and lighten it up while keeping the delicious flavor memories intact, Im a happy girl. Patti Lavell, Islamorada, Florida

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Frozen Banana Cereal PopsTaste of Home

Frozen Banana Cereal Pops

When we want a healthy snack, we dip bananas in yogurt, roll 'em in cereal, then freeze. Ta-da! Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia

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Hazelnut Almond BiscottiTaste of Home

Hazelnut Almond Biscotti

Pour a cup of coffee and indulge! Crisp, crunchy biscotti cookies are perfect for dunking. Hazelnuts and almonds make my favorite version even better. Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Banana-Pineapple Cream PiesTaste of Home

Banana-Pineapple Cream Pies

My mother gave me this simple and delicious recipe years ago. The recipe makes two pies, so it's perfect for a potluck. I've never met anyone who didn't like it! Robyn Appenzeller, Portsmouth, Virginia

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Makeover Lemon Pound CakeTaste of Home

Makeover Lemon Pound Cake

For this lovely golden cake, I use fat-free yogurt to trim the calories. It's a comforting dessert for days when it's warm enough to dine outside. Lauren Gilmore, Pennington, New Jersey

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Fruit & Almond BitesTaste of Home

Fruit & Almond Bites

With big handfuls of dried apricots and cherries, almonds and pistachios, we make dozens of no-bake treats you can take anywhere. Donna Pochoday-Stelmach, Morristown, New Jersey

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Rosemary & Thyme Lemon Pudding CakesTaste of Home

Rosemary & Thyme Lemon Pudding Cakes

These simple little cakes are absolutely divine and are perfect with hot tea. Think English tea party! Your guests will love them. Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

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Pineapple Upside-Down Muffin CakesTaste of Home

Pineapple Upside-Down Muffin Cakes

A friend submitted this recipe to a cookbook our school district was compiling. The first time I made them, the whole family declared the recipe a winner. Delicious and healthy to boot, they remain favorites to this day. Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Sunrise PopsTaste of Home

Sunrise Pops

Bright, beautiful, cool, refreshing, sweet, delicious and wholesomewhat's there not to like in these homemade pops?Colleen Ludovice, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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Ghost Cupcake ConesTaste of Home

Ghost Cupcake Cones

Scare up a good treat using prepared cake mix, ice cream cones and whipped topping. These ghosts are as easy as childs play. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Peggy Woodward, RDN
Peggy is a Senior Food Editor for Taste of Home. In addition to curating recipes, she writes articles, develops recipes and is our in-house nutrition expert. She studied dietetics at the University of Illinois and completed post-graduate studies at the Medical University of South Carolina to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. Peggy has nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. She’s a mom, a foodie and enjoys being active in her rural Wisconsin community.

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