Guilt-Free Summer Fruit Desserts

Move over fruit salad! It's time to indulge in delicious treats starring what's ripe right now. The best part: These 31 easy-to-make recipes are all just 300 guilt-free calories or less.
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Move over fruit salad! It's time to indulge in delicious treats starring what's ripe right now. The best part: These 31 easy-to-make recipes are all just 300 guilt-free calories or less.

Mixed Berry Lattice Cobbler

Pack in all the sweet berries you can this summer. Their antioxidants have been linked to sharper brain functioning, a reduced risk of heart attack and a longer life. We'll eat to that!

Mixed Berry Lattice Cobbler

Mixed Berry Lattice Cobbler

Double Berry Angel Cake

Tangy balsamic vinegar adds a delicious contrast to sweet strawberries and fresh mint.

Double Berry Angel Cake

Double Berry Angel Cake

Lemon-Blackberry Crepes

Two store-bought ingredients and fresh berries are all it takes to make this elegant dessert.

Lemon-Blackberry Crepes

Lemon-Blackberry Crepes

Strawberry Cheesecake "S'mores"

These grown-up graham cracker sandwiches are perfect for an evening around the campfire.

Strawberry Cheesecake "S'mores"

Strawberry Cheesecake "S'mores"

Sorbet in Seconds

You won't need an ice cream maker for this simple sorbet!

Sorbet in Seconds

Sorbet in Seconds

Blueberry-Waffle Trifle

Waffles aren't just for breakfast! Here, they're combined with tapioca pudding to resemble a healthier, quicker version of bread pudding.

Blueberry-Waffle Trifle

Blueberry-Waffle Trifle

Choco-Raspberry Bites

Raspberries and chocolate are a classic combination. These bite-size desserts would be perfect for a cocktail party or to bring to a potluck.

Choco-Raspberry Bites

Choco-Raspberry Bites

Spicy Mango Panna Cotta

Get all your vitamin C at dessert time! Juicy tropical fruits boast extremely high amounts: Just 1 1/4 cups mango, 3/4 cup pineapple or 2/3 cup papaya delivers 100 percent of your daily needs.

Spicy Mango Panna Cotta

Spicy Mango Panna Cotta

Tropical Fruit Bruschetta

Cinnamon-raisin toast is great by itself, but once you add sweet, ginger-spiked sour cream, fresh fruit and poppy seeds, you'll never go back to plain toast again!

Tropical Fruit Bruschetta

Tropical Fruit Bruschetta

Mango-Ricotta Sundaes

Transform your mango skin into a bowl for a ricotta-mango mixture that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Mango-Ricotta Sundaes

Mango-Ricotta Sundaes

Maple-Bacon Pineapple

Who says you can't have bacon for dessert?

Maple-Bacon Pineapple

Maple-Bacon Pineapple

Baked Papaya with Pepitas

Warm papaya coated in coconut milk will taste like a tropical vacation, bite after bite.

Baked Papaya with Pepitas

Baked Papaya with Pepitas

Mini Pina Colada Cups

If you like pina coladas, then you'll love these individual phyllo pastries!

Mini Piña Colada Cups

Mini Pina Colada Cups

Black Mission Fig Cheesecake

Fresh figs, available for just a few months each summer, pack a powerful punch in a little package: They're a significant source of fiber and bone-building vitamin K, and are only about 30 to 45 calories each!

Black Mission Fig Cheesecake

Black Mission Fig Cheesecake

Fig Pudding Parfait

The flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla will take you right back to your childhood.

Fig Pudding Parfait

Fig Pudding Parfait

Caramelized Fig Stack

Guests will devour these individual dessert stacks just as fast as you can put them together!

Caramelized Fig Stack

Caramelized Fig Stack

Sweet Fig Flatbread

Change up your cheese course with this flatbread recipe.

Sweet Fig Flatbread

Sweet Fig Flatbread

Fig & Chocolate Crispy Rice Treats

Pump up the nutrition of a childhood favorite dessert by adding antioxidant-rich chocolate and figs.

Fig & Chocolate Crispy Rice Treats

Fig & Chocolate Crispy Rice Treats

Chocolate Fig Fondue

Everything is better covered in chocolate!

Chocolate Fig Fondue

Chocolate Fig Fondue

Watermelon Pudding Tart

Another reason to chill out with refreshing melon? A serving of watermelon has nearly as much heart-healthy potassium as a small banana -- and cantaloupe and honeydew have even more!

Watermelon Pudding Tart

Watermelon Pudding Tart

Fizzy Melon Float

Slowly slurp down this ginger-melon mixture and let the green tea yogurt melt away!

Fizzy Melon Float

Fizzy Melon Float

Grilled Cantaloupe Brulee

Grilled cantaloupe offers a smoky accent to this healthy créme brulee alternative.

Grilled Cantaloupe Brülée

Grilled Cantaloupe Brulee

Honeydew Sandwiches

The most refreshing ice cream sandwich around requires no cookie or ice cream!

Honeydew Sandwiches

Honeydew Sandwiches

Spicy Melon Salsa with Wonton Chips

Chips and salsa for dessert? You bet!

Spicy Melon Salsa with Wonton Crisps

Spicy Melon Salsa with Wonton Chips

Peaches & Cream Cake

Juicy peaches, apricots, cherries and plums are loaded with nutrients that can help reduce your risk for high blood pressure. Pretty sweet!

Peaches & Cream

Peaches & Cream Cake

Peach Melba Split

This toasty warm dessert comes together in just minutes in the microwave!

Peach Melba Split

Peach Melba Split

Cherry-Mocha Affogato

Everything you need is in this dessert: coffee, chocolate and a cherry on top!

Cherry-Mocha Affogato

Cherry-Mocha Affogato

Stuffed Plums

The contrast between sweet roasted plums and cool and tangy pistachio-topped goat cheese is so unique and delicious, this may become your go-to dessert.

Stuffed Plums

Stuffed Plums

Ginger-Apricot Granita

This dessert is a labor of love. The result? A refreshing, delicious and totally-worth-the-time treat.

Ginger-Apricot Granita

Ginger-Apricot Granita

Cherry-Pecan Bark

You'll be surprised by how easy it is to be your very own chocolatier.

Cherry-Pecan Bark

Cherry-Pecan Bark

No-Bake Nectarine Crumble

Get all the flavors of a traditional crumble without the baking time or guilt with this no-bake sweet.

No-Bake Nectarine Crumble

No-Bake Nectarine Crumble