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7 Low Fat Dessert Recipes ...

By Jennifer

There’s a reason I subscribe to Cooking Light magazine: their low fat dessert recipes are the best! They’re always delicious, easy to prepare, and so unique! They refuse to use egg substitutes or apple puree, since those both have a big impact on taste and texture, and instead use low-fat ingredients to make spectacular desserts. If you’re ready to treat your sweet tooth to something decadent, without wrecking your diet, keep reading! Here are 7 of Cooking Light’s low fat dessert recipes. Notice that all of them have fewer than 10 grams of fat per serving.

1 Ginger Cake

Ginger CakeFat per serving: 6.1g

This recipe makes 12 small-ish pieces, each with only 6.1 grams of fat! It’s delicious served with coffee or plain tea. It’s been one of my favorite low-fat dessert recipes since I first spied it in the November 2007 issue of Cooking light!

2 Coconut Crème Caramel with Pineapple Concassé

Coconut Crème Caramel with Pineapple ConcasséFat per serving: 6.9g

This recipe appeared in the May 2002 issue of Cooking Light… thank goodness I was able to find it online, right? I love custards and crème brulee, but this is a nice twist, especially for summer! Be aware that this low-fat dessert has to chill for at least four hours before you can serve it, and it takes a little more than an hour to prepare. But it’s so worth it! It’s delicious!


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3 Cream Cheese Brownies

Cream Cheese BrowniesFat per serving: 4.2g

Any dieter can tell you that one of the things we all miss when we’re watching our calories is a big, warm, chocolate-y brownie. Well, no more! This recipe makes lush, decadent brownies, with less than 5 grams of fat! I usually add a few smashed walnuts to the recipe, which adds about another gram of fat per brownie.

4 Double Caramel Turtle Cake

Double Caramel Turtle CakeFat per serving: 8.4g

How can anything this scrumptious-looking be so diet-conscious? And yet it is… this rich cake, covered in caramel, is actually one of my favorite low-fat dessert recipes. It takes some time, and some patience, and of course MY cake never looks as good as the one in the photo… but it tastes divine! It’s a really nice grown-up birthday cake, actually.

5 Basil Plum Granita

Basil Plum GranitaFat per serving: 0.1g

I know what you’re thinking: basil and plum and frozen? I know! It sounds strange, doesn’t it, but slightly exotic? I’ll bet the two flavors complement each other beautifully… and while the recipe does call for black plums, I’d play with the recipe a bit to see which variety I like best…

6 Bourbon-Glazed Peaches with Yoghurt

Bourbon-Glazed Peaches with YoghurtFat per serving: 1.8g

What better way to celebrate peach season than with this incredibly rich dessert? The sweetness of the peaches, the tartness of the yoghurt, the rich bourbon flavor… I can’t wait to try this one! I’m just waiting for my friend Michael to bring me the first harvest from his back-yard peach tree.

7 Blackberry Jam Cake

Blackberry Jam CakeFat per serving: 6.9g

Doesn’t this sound sticky and messy and sweet? I love blackberries, and it’s not easy to find a low-fat dessert recipe with them, so I can’t wait to give this one a try, too! I wonder how it would taste with a little mint ice cream, perhaps?

With so many scrumptious, tempting low fat desserts to choose from, which will you try first? I can’t wait to try that granita recipe, and it has less than one gram of fat! Or… do you have another amazing low fat dessert recipe to share? Please do… I love trying new desserts!

Top Photo Credit: Jurga M.

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