I receive thousands of letters each year from my readers asking me to revise their favorite recipes so that they are lower in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Twenty-five percent off these requests are for sweets and desserts.
These recipes are extremely low in both calories and fat. Others are revisions of very high calorie desserts and, while these recipes are much lighter than the original versions, they are certainly not Spartan.
There are times when I simply cannot appreciably change the nutritional profile of a really rich dessert without totally destroying the integrity of the original recipe. In these cases, I suggest to my readers to use moderation by making the recipe infrequently and eating less of it when they do. I am a firm believer in the enjoyment of really good food, and I think it is better, and more satisfying, to have a bite of something truly wonderful than a whole plateful off some "make do" dish.
My goal is to have every recipe so delicious and satisfying that no one would ever guess it was a revision or a fake copy of some real "gem." I don't think we should ever have to apologize for a dessert by saying it is certainly good considering it is so low in calories and fat. It should be able to stand on its own as simply "delicious".
- "Prudent" Pumpkin Pie
- Blueberry-Cream Cheese Brulee
- Key Lime Custard
- Peach Clafouti with Caramel Sauce
- Peach Crisp
- Lemon-Ginger Ice Milk
- Piña Colada Shake
- Sea Spa Baked Bananas
- Baked Apple Cups
- Cherry-Berry Clafouti
- Creamy Frosting
- Fantasy in Fruit
- Fourth of July Cake
- Fresh Fruit with Caramelized “Cream”
- Fresh Peach Clafouti
- Gluten Free Apple Crumble
- Lemon Meringue Pie
- Pie Crust
- Pumpkin Whip
- Southen Poached Pears with Gentleman Jack Sauce