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Low-Calorie Dessert Recipes (Slide 3)

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The idea of chile with chocolate still surprises most people, but the duo pairs beautifully in many chocolate desserts. In this silky, luxurious mousse the chile adds a light but bright accent.

Recipe: Red Chile-Spiked Chocolate Mousse

 
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Dark Fudgy Brownies

Dark Fudgy Brownies

We like to use chocolate with 60-72% cacao content in these rich, fudgelike brownies, as it imparts …View slide
Individual Cherry-Blueberry Trifles

Individual Cherry-Blueberry…

Easy as can be, these layered cherry-blueberry trifles are a simple make-ahead dessert. We like to u…View slide
Red Chile-Spiked Chocolate Mousse

Red Chile-Spiked Chocolate …

The idea of chile with chocolate still surprises most people, but the duo pairs beautifully in many …View slide
Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars

Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars

These sweet-tart cranberry-orange bars are a great addition to a holiday cookie tray or cool weather…View slide
Squash Pie

Squash Pie

Try this custard pie with buttercup squash, a sweet, orange-fleshed variety that bakes up luscious, …View slide
Chocolate-Dipped Gingersnaps

Chocolate-Dipped Gingersnaps

A sprinkling of crystallized ginger and dried cranberries makes these easy, chocolate-dipped gingers…View slide
Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake

Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake

We love that Bundt cakes don't demand frosting—just let a sweet lemon glaze run over the poppy-see…View slide
Toasted Almond-Coconut Meringues

Toasted Almond-Coconut Meri…

Perfect meringues depend on totally yolk-free whites. The seemingly fussy step of separating each eg…View slide
Vanilla-Pomegranate Parfaits

Vanilla-Pomegranate Parfaits

Rich, creamy, vanilla bean-flecked pudding tempers the tart-sweet pomegranate compote. Pick out smal…View slide
Apricot-Bulgur Pudding Cake with Custard Sauce

Apricot-Bulgur Pudding Cake…

Don't be put off by “bulgur” and “cake” in the same title. (Think rice pudding but with bulg…View slide
Brown Sugar & Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Brown Sugar & Toasted Almon…

In a world of designer ice creams, sometimes the simplest can be the best. The full-bodied flavors o…View slide
Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Honey and almonds flavor this simple (and gluten-free) cake. It's lovely for afternoon tea or a spri…View slide
Dried Fruit Compote with Green Tea & Lemon

Dried Fruit Compote with Gr…

When the selection of fruit in the winter is lacking, poaching shelf-stable dried fruit in lemon-inf…View slide
Caramel Cream Cheese Custard (Flan de Queso)

Caramel Cream Cheese Custar…

Every panaderia (bakery) in Puerto Rico has many flavors of flan, from vanilla to guava. Reduced-fat…View slide
Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding

Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding

Sweet caramelized pears are the highlight of this comforting, custardy, raisin-studded bread pudding…View slide
Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it's fun to shake up tradition. Surprise …View slide
Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bu…

You don't have to have pumpkin pie to still enjoy pumpkin and spice in a Thanksgiving dessert. This …View slide
Apricot-Almond Clafouti

Apricot-Almond Clafouti

Originally from the Limousin region of France, clafouti is sort of a cross between a flan and a frui…View slide
Wheat Berry Pudding

Wheat Berry Pudding

Here, wheat berries are cooked with maple-sweetened, spiced milk to make a homey pudding. Try it for…View slide
Chocolate-Fudge Pudding Cake

Chocolate-Fudge Pudding Cake

When you have a craving for a comforting dessert, try this pudding cake, which forms its own rich-ta…View slide
Citrus-Kissed Honey Buttons

Citrus-Kissed Honey Buttons

These citrus-flavored sugar cookies are a lovely addition to any holiday cookie platter.…View slide
Italian Hazelnut Cookies

Italian Hazelnut Cookies

These crispy cookies are made with Piedmontese staples—hazelnuts and eggs—and called Brutti Ma B…View slide
Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

Made with whole-wheat flour, these decadent-tasting brownies have a beautiful marbled cheesecake top…View slide
Blueberries with Lemon Cream

Blueberries with Lemon Cream

Blending vanilla yogurt and reduced-fat cream cheese creates a topping that's as virtuous as it is d…View slide
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