Low-Fat Dessert Recipes

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Cinnamon Pear Frozen Yogurt

Rating: 4.36 stars
This luscious dessert has the delicious flavor of spiced apple cider and gingerbread. A refreshing dessert summer or winter.

Chocolate Biscotti

Rating: 3.78 stars
This recipe takes some time and quite a few cookie sheets, but well worth it when you are enjoying a cup of coffee.

Fresh Strawberry Granita

Rating: 4.82 stars
You can make and serve this gorgeous Italian frozen iced dessert anytime, but it's really best enjoyed during the summer months. Not only is it cold and delicious, but it forces you to stick your hot, sweaty face in the freezer four or five times to stir. The technique of using a fork several times to mix the freezing granita results in perfect icy crystals.


Rating: 4.49 stars
This is a Puerto Rican recipe. The meringues are as light as a cloud and not messy, you can make a lot of them, and they have a hint of lemon.

Angel Food Cake III

Rating: 4.59 stars
Classic angel food cake, light and tastes great by itself!

Playgroup Granola Bars

Rating: 4.54 stars
My girlfriend brought these granola bars over for a playgroup one morning and ever since they've been a staple! My son requests them almost daily so I usually triple the recipe and make 2 trays so we have plenty on hand.

Kentucky Banana Pudding

Rating: 4.49 stars
This is my grandmother's recipe! A version with a cookie crust.

French Macaroons

Rating: 4.45 stars
Fantabulous colored, bite-sized macaroons. Divide batter into thirds and color one-third pink and flavor with raspberry flavoring; color one-third yellow and flavor with lemon flavoring; color one-third pale blue and flavor with vanilla. Fill and make sandwich cookies with filling of choice, like peach jam or strawberry preserves.

Pineapple Orange Sorbet

Rating: 4.36 stars
A refreshing, light frozen citrus sorbet. Easy to make and fat free.

Easy Mochi

Rating: 4.12 stars
A lovely Chinese New Year's snack; soft, slightly sweet, and chewy, this is a wonderful traditional dessert. Ready in only minutes. Serve with steaming hot tea!

Chocolate Crinkles II

Rating: 4.69 stars
Chocolate cookies coated in confectioners' sugar...very good!

Angel Food Cake I

Rating: 4.52 stars
Homemade angel food cake is worth the work. It is moist, unlike the sweet styrofoam available in the grocery bakery. A tube pan with a removable bottom is highly recommended.

Inspiration and Ideas

Angel Food Cake I

So luscious you won't even think about whether it's low-fat. But it is.

Peppermint Meringues

"Light, airy, and delicious, and a snap to make." – cowgirl

Candied Apples II

Rating: 4.18 stars

Apples with a hard candy coating, like you can get at fairs.