Top Low-Carb Dessert Recipes

Our 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.

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Low-Carb Cheesecake

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Low-Carb Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping. John Kelly/StockFoodCreative/Getty Images

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

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Miracle Brownies

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

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Strawberry Shortcake

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I used my basic muffin recipe to make the base of this yummy strawberry shortcake. It's gluten-free and wheat-free, too!

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Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie

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Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie in a Pecan Crust. 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.

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Sugar-Free Coconut Macaroons

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With only 4 ingredients, these cookies are easy to mix up and bake, and hit the spot with afternoon tea.

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Very Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

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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.

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Low-Carb Lemon Cheesecake

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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.

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Chocolate Coconut Cookies

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

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Cranberry Walnut Cookies

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Low-Carb Cranberry Walnut Cookies. Photo © Judy Barnes Baker
These are a nice cookie for fall or holiday time, or as a healthy lunchtime treat any time of year.

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Low-Carb Chocolate Mousse

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This mousse is such a rich, intense chocolate that you'll probably be satisfied with a small amount.

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Sugar-Free Raspberry Fool

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A wonderful summer dessert when raspberries are in season, but can be made with frozen berries just as well.

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Peanut Butter Cups

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Sugar-Free Low-Carb 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.

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