Recipe Roundup: Healthy Desserts

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Recipe Roundup: Healthy Desserts

Satisfy your cravings for sweets with wholesome winter desserts that won’t leave you in a food coma. Here are some of our favorites!


Ruby Grapefruit SorbetRuby Grapefruit Sorbet
Showcase gorgeous, vibrant citrus in this light dessert, which makes a refreshing end to a hearty meal. For an elegant finale, serve in glasses topped with Prosecco.
Tapioca Pudding with Tropical FruitsTapioca Pudding with Tropical Fruits
Here, pearl tapioca — a gluten-free starch — transforms into a creamy pudding, flavored with rich coconut milk and fresh mango and papaya.
Winter Compote with Lemon CreamWinter Compote with Lemon Cream
Lemon zest gives a flavor boost to whipped cream, which is served on top of a compote of fresh and dried winter fruits.
Sauternes and Lemon Honey GranitaSauternes and Lemon Honey Granita
This sophisticated dessert is perfect for entertaining; you can prepare it completely ahead of time. Garnish with edible flowers to complete a beautiful presentation.
Ricotta with Blood Orange, Pistachio and HoneyRicotta with Blood Orange, Pistachio and Honey
A dollop of creamy ricotta cheese becomes dinner party-ready when topped with a drizzle of honey, bright pistachios, pomegranate seeds and segmented oranges.
Passion Fruit and Mango PavlovasPassion Fruit and Mango Pavlovas
Flowery passion fruit curd, fragrant mango and tart passion fruit seeds are ideal companions to crisp meringues in this inventive recipe.
Chewy Fruit and Nut BarsChewy Fruit and Nut Bars
These homemade bars make great snacks, and they can be made with whatever nuts and dried fruits you have on hand. You can assemble them in minutes and walk away while they set in the refrigerator—no baking required!
Yogurt Panna Cotta with Orange-Pomegranate CompoteYogurt Panna Cotta with Orange-Pomegranate Compote
This lightened-up panna cotta uses yogurt instead of heavy cream. A sweet-tart orange and pomegranate compote tops it off perfectly.
Marinated Blood OrangesMarinated Blood Oranges
This eye-catching dish proves that dessert doesn’t have to be a decadent, complicated affair; sometimes showcasing a single seasonal fruit is the best finale to a meal.
Roasted Pears with Honey and YogurtRoasted Pears with Honey and Yogurt
In this recipe, fresh bay leaves lend aromas of pine and white pepper—flavors typically reserved for savory dishes—to a simple dessert of honeyed pears. Toasted almonds and amaretto round out the mix, and a dollop of tart Greek-style yogurt brings it all together.


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