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Desserts Under 250 Calories

Cookies, brownies, cheesecake, ice cream.... These desserts taste sinful, but go ahead and indulge: each serving contains less than 250 calories.

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Whoopie Pies

You'll love our lighter take on these classic, cream-filled treats.

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Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake

A combination of white all-purpose and whole wheat pastry flour makes a light and airy dessert that features nutritious whole grains.

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Dark Roast Creme Brulee

This lighter version has less than half the calories and one-eighth the fat of a classic creme brulee.

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Here's a simple recipe for low-fat vanilla ice cream with 90 fewer calories than the store-bought stuff and a whopping 15 grams less fat per serving.

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Caramel Cream Cheese Custard

Reduced-fat cream cheese gives this slimmed-down flan a deliciously rich texture.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

We cut the sugar and added whole grains to make these chocolaty cookies guilt-free.

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Peach & Blueberry Cobbler

Try this healthier take on a traditional cobbler, with canola oil in place of some of the butter and whole wheat flour instead of white.

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Baby Tiramisu

Portion control is built into these individual servings of tiramisu.

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Raspberry-Mango Sundae

Fresh fruit, nuts, and nonfat frozen yogurt combine to make a healthy frozen treat.

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Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes with Mocha Sauce

These gooey, mocha-flavored morsels taste sinful -- but at about 120 calories each, you can have two.

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Frozen Raspberry Mousse

With only 168 calories per serving, this pretty pink dessert is a diet-friendly choice.

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Lemon Verbena Cheesecake

Lemon verbena, a fragrant herb, adds unique flavor to this slimmed-down vanilla cheesecake.

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Warm Chocolate Pudding

This warm pudding has a deep chocolaty flavor, but it's low in fat and super-quick to make. Don't skimp on the quality of cocoa with this one -- treat yourself to the good stuff.

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Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies

This thumbprint cookie uses honey as the only sweetener and tender ground almonds to replace much of the butter found in similar cookies.

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Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding

Use whole wheat country-style bread to make this custardy pudding more nutritious.

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Linzer Cake

In this pretty cake, raspberry jam is sandwiched between almond-rich layers.

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French Silk Pie

A frothy meringue is the secret to lightening the chocolate-coffee filling in this pie.

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Pineapple-Coconut Sorbet

A touch of coconut milk complements sweet pineapple and creates a luxurious consistency in this sorbet.

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Dark Fudgy Brownies

Use chocolate with 60 to 72 percent cacao content in these rich, fudgelike brownies for a richer flavor.

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Blueberry Tart with Walnut Crust

Celebrate summer with this gorgeous tart topped with fresh blueberries.

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Key Lime Meringue Cake

A cake with a meringue? Though not unheard of, this one is definitely unique; a cakey version of Key lime pie.

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Apricot-Almond Clafouti

Clafouti is sort of a cross between a flan and a fruit-filled pancake. Leftovers make a delicious breakfast treat.

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Outrageous Macaroons

These coconut macaroons are packed with a trail mix-inspired blend of dried fruits, nuts, and chocolate chips.

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Mango Bread Pudding with Chai Spices

Chai spices complement sweet mangoes in this warm dessert. Add a splash of rum for extra kick.

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, March 2010.

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fullerad wrote:

Baby tiramisu was so so - made it last night and the texture of the ricotta makes it kind of weird. Won't make again.

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These are absolutely delicious! They are the perfect size to satisfy your sweet tooth without the extra calories!

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