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Top Low-Carb Dessert Recipes


Updated July 01, 2014

About.com users have been whipping up these treats like crazy, as you can tell from the reviews on many of them. Here are the most popular dessert recipes on the site. They often have special ingredients, such as sweeteners with zero carbohydrate. Regular sweetener from the grocery store can usually be substituted, although some people find that they have an aftertaste in large quantities. All of these recipes are low in carbohydrates, wheat-free, and gluten-free.

1. Low-Carb Cheesecake

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This basic cheesecake can be "dressed up" in a number of ways. Strawberry cheesecake is a favorite.

2. Low-Carb Chocolate Mousse

Low-Carb Chocolate Mousse
Photo © Laura Dolson
This mousse is such a rich, intense chocolate that you'll probably be satisfied with a small amount.

3. Very Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Sugar-Free Fudge
Photo © Laura Dolson
You won't believe how easy this is to make, and how good it is! You just mix it up in a bowl and pack it into a pan.

4. Strawberry Shortcake

Low-Carb Strawberry Shortcake
Photo © Laura Dolson
I used my basic muffin recipe to make the base of this yummy strawberry shortcake. It's gluten-free and wheat-free, too!

5. Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie

Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie
Photo © Laura Dolson
Don't wait for Thanksgiving to make this pie! It is yummy any time, and not very hard to make. You can make it in the pecan crust, or just plain as a baked pumpkin custard.

6. Low-Carb Lemon Cheesecake

Low-Carb Lemon Cheesecake
Photo © Laura Dolson
How to make a cheesecake extra-lemony but not sour? The secret is in the lemon zest and a sour cream topping that has an extra hit of lemon juice.

7. Sugar-Free Coconut Macaroons

Sugar-Free Coconut Macaroons
Photo © Laura Dolson
With only 4 ingredients, these cookies are easy to mix up and bake, and hit the spot with afternoon tea.

8. Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Sugar-Free Chocolate Coconut Cookies
Photo © Laura Dolson
Chocolate and coconut -- what's not to like?

9. Cranberry Walnut Cookies

Low-Carb Cookies
Photo © Laura Dolson
These are a nice cookie for fall or holiday time, or as a healthy lunchtime treat any time of year.

10. Sugar-Free Raspberry Fool

Sugar-Free Raspberry Fool
Photo © Laura Dolson
A wonderful summer dessert when raspberries are in season, but can be made with frozen berries just as well.

11. Peanut Butter Cups

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups
Photo © Laura Dolson
These sugar-free, low-carb peanut butter cups are better than any "diet candy" you can buy in a store.

12. Miracle Brownies

A brownie from flax seed meal? Yup! The miracle is that they are low-carb, healthy, AND delicious!

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