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Low-Calorie Holiday Dessert Recipes (Slide 11)

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Softened dried pears give this low-fat cheesecake much of its body. For the best taste, let it rest for 24 hours in the refrigerator.

Recipe: Pear & Ginger Cheesecake

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Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding

Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding

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Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars

Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars

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Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

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Caramel Cream Cheese Custard (Flan de Queso)

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French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie

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Frangelico & Toasted Hazelnut Meringues

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Riesling Baked Pears

Riesling Baked Pears

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Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

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Joy Cookies

Joy Cookies

These coconut-chocolate-almond-topped shortbread cookies are reminiscent of Almond Joy candy bars.…View slide
Pear & Ginger Cheesecake

Pear & Ginger Cheesecake

Softened dried pears give this low-fat cheesecake much of its body. For the best taste, let it rest …View slide
Holiday Cranberry-Orange Pistachio Bars

Holiday Cranberry-Orange Pi…

Bright red cranberries and toasted green pistachios stud these tart-and-tangy bar cookies and make t…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
Tangerine-Chocolate Tart

Tangerine-Chocolate Tart

Featuring the first citrus of the season, almonds and deep chocolate, this tart is the stuff celebra…View slide
Everyone Loves This Fruitcake

Everyone Loves This Fruitcake

Ah, the maligned fruitcake. Many store-bought varieties, stuffed with unrecognizable candied bits, d…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
Dark Roast Creme Brulee

Dark Roast Creme Brulee

Inspired by a recipe developed by Chef Patrick Grangien at Cafe Shelburne in Shelburne, Vermont, thi…View slide
Pear & Dried Cranberry Strudel

Pear & Dried Cranberry Strudel

All across Wisconsin, Scandinavian and German bakeries start firing up with the onset of crisp, cool…View slide
Squash Pie

Squash Pie

Try this custard pie with buttercup squash, a sweet, orange-fleshed variety that bakes up luscious, …View slide
Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Pound cake got its name from the original formulation: a pound each of sugar, flour, butter and eggs…View slide
Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

We can't resist big, soft, fudgy cookies, like those found in glass jars on bake-shop counters. Thes…View slide
Outrageous Macaroons

Outrageous Macaroons

These luxurious macaroons studded with pistachios and dried cranberries hail from food stylist Katie…View slide
Holiday Cookie Cutouts

Holiday Cookie Cutouts

There is no need to wait for December to enjoy crisp sugar cookies in fanciful shapes. Capture the s…View slide

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