Low-Calorie Dessert Recipes

A little something sweet at the end of your meal can also be light and healthy. Allrecipes has more than 190 trusted low-calorie dessert recipes complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips.

Staff Picks

Cinnamon Pear Frozen Yogurt

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
This luscious dessert has the delicious flavor of spiced apple cider and gingerbread. A refreshing dessert summer or winter.

Spiced Apples

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
I'm not sure where this recipe comes from, but I make it for holiday dinners and always receive compliments.

Peach Upside-Down Cake III

Rating: 4 stars 31
Low-fat and delicious. Made with fresh peaches.

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops

Rating: 5 stars 126
Simple and wholesome popsicles. My mom used to help us make these when we were kids and I still enjoy them years later. Use honey as an alternate sweetener, and blend the fruit to be either chunky or smooth.

Strawberry Soup a la Kiev

Rating: 5 stars 13
This is an old family holiday tradition. I guess it is the red color, because strawberries sure aren't in season in December. May be served either hot or cold as a first course or a dessert. We always had it as a first course served hot.

Trail Mix Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 86
I was determined to make a tasty, guilt-free cookie and I am very pleased with how these turned out. They're not very sweet but have a subtle flavor of applesauce and cinnamon mixed in with chocolate chips, nuts, and dried cranberries.

Authentic French Meringues

Rating: 4.5 stars 396
Authentic French Meringues from a patisserie in France.

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

Rating: 4.5 stars 322
This is a unique, gourmet way to serve this fantastic summer fruit! The balsamic vinegar brings out the berries' beautiful color and truly enhances their flavor. Great served with a simple pound cake, over vanilla ice cream, or simply by themselves.

Coffee Jelly

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
Coffee jelly is a favorite Japanese dessert that couldn't be easier to make.

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
This frozen yogurt is so much easier than homemade ice cream! Just so you know, this freezes a lot quicker than ice cream. Also, if you want tart frozen yogurt, feel free to decrease the sugar!

Delicious Cinnamon Baked Apples

Rating: 4.5 stars 92
These baked apples taste simply great on a cold winter evening or any other evening. Plus the house smells just divine while cooking them.

Fresh Strawberry Pie I

Rating: 4.5 stars 349
Delicious pies made with fresh strawberries. Top with whipped cream if you like.

Inspiration and Ideas

Peppermint Meringues
Rating: Unrated 676
"Who knew this was so easy! They look amazing, too. I do recommend piping [the meringue] out of a Ziploc bag or pastry bag." – Elizabeth
Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops
Rating: Unrated 127
"LOVED this recipe! Fresh, organic from our home." – QueenTut1972
Candied Apples II
Rating: 4 stars 157

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