Bobby Deen's Best Dessert Recipes
Satisfy your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds with Bobby's lightened-up pies, cupcakes and more.
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Bobby's Lighter Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie
This chocolate mousse pie is light — and not just in fat. Made with meringue powder instead of higher-calorie egg whites, the whipped filling is delightfully airy, yet still indulgently rich in cocoa flavor.
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Maple Berry Parfait
Sweet summer berries — lightly tossed in maple syrup and layered with ricotta cheese — are the stars of this cool, simple treat.
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Gooey (with Less) Butter Cake
Bobby trims down his mom’s beloved dessert by subbing in reduced-fat buttermilk and Neufchatel cheese –– a French fromage with fewer calories but the same tangy taste as cream cheese.
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Bobby's Five-Layer Bark
End the meal on a sweet note with this over-the-top bark. Bobby deepens the chocolate base with an infusion of butterscotch and also layers on coconut flakes, graham-cracker crumbs and pecans for extra crunch and nuttiness.
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Bobby's Red Velvet Cupcakes
To give this Southern dessert its stunning crimson hue without any artificial food coloring, Bobby adds pureed roasted beets, which also lend the batter a natural sweetness. A dollop of tangy cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans complete the hand-held treat.
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With alternating tiers of ladyfingers and a chocolate- and rum-infused cream, Bobby’s rendition of the trifle-like Italian dessert is luscious and rich, even without butter and eggs.
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Double Chocolate-Walnut Meringue Cookies
These feather-light cookies — boasting a crisp shell and slightly fudgy interior — are addictive on their own and even better when sandwiched with a gooey chocolate-hazelnut spread.
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New-School Sweet Potato Pie
Bobby proves that this Southern classic doesn’t need to be loaded with butter, sugar and marshmallows in order to be delicious. Featuring a whole-wheat crust and fat-free evaporated milk, his revamped pie clocks in at just 290 calories per serving, so there's no need to feel guilty about a second helping.
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Juicy crushed pineapple and a fresh raspberry garnish take basic cupcakes to the next level.
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Spiced Apple Cake
Filled with chunks of Granny Smith apples and ample doses of autumnal spices, this tender cake — slimmed down with whole-wheat flour and applesauce — is the perfect fall treat.
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Lime Mousse Cups
Channel summer with these zesty and refreshing mousse cups topped with a cooling lime granita that's infused with nutrient-packed coconut water.
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Bobby's Ricotta Cheesecake
This dreamy cheesecake — built on a crunchy graham-cracker crust — gets its smooth, velvety texture from a combination of low-fat cream cheese and part-skim ricotta.
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Bobby's Pecan Christmas Tassies
Bobby captures all the delicious characteristics of pecan pie — the chewy, nutty filling and tender, buttery crust — in just one bite.
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"No-Fry" Apple Pies
Baked until golden-brown, Bobby’s apple-stuffed hand pies are just as crisp and irresistible as their fried counterparts.
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Butterless Banana Split-Brownie Pizza
Craving a banana split-brownie pizza, but not the calories that come with it? Bobby removes the excess fat by using a butter-free brownie as the base. With coconut oil standing in for butter, agave nectar for sugar and applesauce for eggs, it's healthier but just as moist and rich.
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