American fall desserts recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

This recipe has been circulating around the Internet as “Lemon Brownies”,…

Salad Foodie
May 2013
Professional
15 votes
8582 views
Creole Pralines

Creole Pralines

Better than a cookie (sorry bakers, but this is a Creole group) and with the true taste of New Orleans, Creole Pralines are one of the signature…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
5 votes
2323 views
Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

This is an original recipe. I was making them, years ago, because my children wanted a "loaded" oatmeal cookie…

J. Gino Genovesi
Dec 2013
Professional
5 votes
3519 views
Pumpkin Custard Cake

Pumpkin Custard Cake

Joann Mathias
Oct 2010
Intermediate
4 votes
1939 views
Apricot Walnut Squares (A Bar Cookie)

Apricot Walnut Squares (A Bar Cookie)

CRUNCHY, CHEWY and MOIST. That sums up this pleasing amber-color bar cookie. The bottom crust gets extra crunch…

Salad Foodie
Apr 2012
Professional
3 votes
1093 views
Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Fluffy cream cheese filling sandwiched between two moist pumpkin cookies make these Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies the perfect hand-held snack you just…

Carrie Keizer
Oct 2012
Intermediate
3 votes
950 views
Apple Crisp – Microwave Quick!

Apple Crisp – Microwave Quick!

I haven’t found a quicker apple crisp recipe that tastes as good (or better) than oven-baked. Simple prep and fast cooking make this a perfect…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2011
Professional
3 votes
3665 views
Crowd-wowing Flat Apple Pie!

Crowd-wowing Flat Apple Pie!

In my all time top FAVS of pie recipes, this pastry is like a Texas-size turnover! Baked in a jelly roll pan, it’s a cinch to transport to meetings…

Salad Foodie
Nov 2012
Professional
3 votes
3664 views
Persimmon Cookies

Persimmon Cookies

Elena Jimenez
Jul 2008
Beginner
3 votes
6013 views
Cranberry Torte

Cranberry Torte

An elegant dessert recipe that makes a showy finale to the holiday meal. It’s a make-ahead and freeze recipe, which will simplify matters on the day…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2013
Professional
3 votes
2293 views
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

A family fall favorite, these wonderfully spiced, oooey-goooey dessert is a great addition to any Thanksgiving table or other fall/holiday…

Beth Griffin
Aug 2009
Advanced
3 votes
3226 views
Easy Candied Pecans

Easy Candied Pecans

A snack for the gods! Sprinkle atop your favorite greens, blue cheese topped or chicken salad. For holiday entertaining leave the pecans in halves…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2012
Professional
3 votes
2159 views
Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bar Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bar Cookies

Quick to make, these bar cookies are a sister version of drop cookies (the dough can actually be made into…

Salad Foodie
Apr 2013
Professional
3 votes
3442 views
German Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Bars

German Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Joann Mathias
Sep 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
1006 views
Quick & Easy Fruit Compote with Vanilla Sauce (and a no-added sugar or low-sugar variation)

Quick & Easy Fruit Compote with Vanilla Sauce (and a no-added sugar or low-sugar variation)

A fruit compote on the table in 15 minutes? Here's a dessert kids (and…

Salad Foodie
Jan 2013
Professional
3 votes
1312 views