Sweet & Skinny

How To Enjoy Life’s Sweeter Side Without Topping The Scales

From quick weeknight desserts that can be ready in fewer than thirty minutes, to elegant finales for dinner parties and holidays, Sweet & Skinny gives readers all the skills and recipes they need to satisfy their craving.

Wow your guests with Individual S’More Tarts, or Goat cheese cheesecake with Fresh Figs. Charged with a holiday dessert? How about Pear and Chocolate Gingerbread Upside-Down Cake? Faced with a sudden craving? Rest assured – Lemon Mousse with Basil and Blueberries, and Molten Chocolate Souffle Cake, can be whipped up in minutes!

Illustrated with vibrant finished food and in-process photographs throughout, Sweet & Skinny will help you make desserts that everyone will love, for any occasion.

For those who are trying to lose weight, have dietary restrictions, or are simply looking to cut or decrease sugar, Sweet & Skinny offers a path to eating healthier and baking simpler by lowering fat and cooking smart, with everything in moderation.


“Filled with tips and tricks for making baking less difficult and less caloric, Sweet & Skinny leads the reader through the minefields that so often pepper dessert books. Absolutely recommended for any lover of baked foods, and especially for those who battle with needless guilt and anxiety. Brava.”
-James Beard Award winning cookbook author James Peterson

“Only Marisa Churchill has been able to integrate low-fat recipes while still using traditional technique and, more important, without sacrificing flavors. A must!”

-Top Chef judge and host of Secrets of a Chef, Hubert Keller

“I always loved Marisa’s desserts – they are perfectly balanced and never too sweet, but full of flavor. With the added bonus of lower fat, this book is sure to please all dessert makers.”

-Cookbook author and owner of Tartine Bakery Elisabeth Prueitt