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Jan 27, 2012 02:33 PM

healthy dessert recipes?

What are some good healthy dessert recipes?

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  1. "Healthy" is kind of a loaded question because it depends on the person's views. Are you talking about low fat, low carb, low sugar? For some, a pavlova or angel food cake might be healthy because they're low fat but they're also high in sugar. I like cobblers because you can cut the sugar and use the sweetness of the fruit, add nuts (another high fat item that some might avoid) and go heavy on the oatmeal (which low carb people don't eat) but you still get the sugar from the fruit. What is "healthy" to you?

    1. You might look at some Jacques Pepin recipes. He does a lot of inventive things with fruit.

      1. poached pears with dark chocolate sauce.

        1. Fruit.

          Greek yogurt with a little honey and some fruit.

          IMO, a good homemade chocolate mousse made with eggs and chocolate and that's pretty much it.

          Or you could go in the direction of such abominations as brownies made with black beans and the like.

          1. This time of year, clementines and oranges are in season. I like to toast some slivered almonds and some shredded coconut, and top clementines with that. Peel the clementines but don't separate the sections, then slice them into "pinwheels". Sometimes I marinate the fruit for a little while with St Germain, or with Grand Marnier before topping with the almonds and coconut for an adult version of this dessert.