Just because it's dessert doesn't mean it has to stray from the basic tenets of healthy eating. Try our recipes featuring natural ingredients, low-calorie portions, and plenty of flavor.
The sweet spiciness of the crystallized ginger in these cookies complements the dark chocolate. Makes 30 cookies (84 calories each).
The two types of cranberries in this recipe create a sweet and tart pie. Gravenstein apples work best because they hold their shape and have a delicious tart flavor. If you cannot find Gravenstein, try Pink Lady, McIntosh, or Braeburn. You'll also need a 9-inch pie pan. Makes 8 servings (324 calories each).
These cupcakes use orange marmalade, a citrus preserve that includes shreds or chunks of the peel, as an ingredient and a topping. If you find it too bitter, look for "sweet" on the label or purchase marmalade made from sweet oranges. Makes 18 cupcakes (237 calories each).
Wonton wrappers, sold in the freezer or refrigerated section of the grocery store, provide the perfect crunch for yogurt and strawberries. Or, change up this recipe by topping them with ricotta cheese and cinnamon instead. Makes 6 sandwiches (178 calories).
Paper-thin crepes are improved upon health-wise with blackberries; this fruit is among the most fiber-rich you'll find and is a good source of vitamin C. Buttermilk -- a lower-fat alternative to heavy cream -- provides the base for the filling. Makes 6 servings (231 each).