American summer desserts recipes

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Easy Dump Cake: Angel Food Pineapple Cake

Easy Dump Cake: Angel Food Pineapple Cake

What’s not to love about dump cake recipes? And this one is in a class all by itself. When you need to serve a…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2012
Professional
62 votes
81029 views
Banana Peanut Butter Mock Ice Cream

Banana Peanut Butter Mock Ice Cream

All you need is a banana, peanut butter, and a food processor or blender to turn out to be the most delicious,…

NYCNomNom
Apr 2010
Advanced
7 votes
17861 views
4th of July “No Bake” Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Trifle, Ready in Minutes!

4th of July “No Bake” Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Trifle, Ready in Minutes!

If you’re short on time, this big on flavor dessert is perfect to make.…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Jul 2011
Professional
3 votes
8746 views
Ultimate Carrot Cake

Ultimate Carrot Cake

What a way to eat your vegetables! I work hard, try to eat a well-balanced diet, get plenty of exercise and watch my weight. I also absolutely…

Amos Miller
Mar 2011
Professional
19 votes
14949 views
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
16 votes
10764 views
Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Years ago a friend gave me this recipe saying it is as the name says, truly “Good Stuff.” Layers start with a…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2012
Professional
5 votes
5581 views
Blueberries with Lime Sugar & Citrus Confit

Blueberries with Lime Sugar & Citrus Confit

This is one of my absolute favorite berry desserts and comes from Tony Bourdain and Les Halles Restaurant in…

Amos Miller
Mar 2011
Professional
6 votes
3086 views
Tangerine Butter Cookies

Tangerine Butter Cookies

These are light and crispy cookies packed full of citrus flavor. Great served with your morning coffee or tea. Also great dipped in milk.

Robyn Savoie
May 2015
Advanced
1 vote
237 views
Key Lime Tartlets

Key Lime Tartlets

Debi Shawcross
Mar 2010
Professional
6 votes
7653 views
Piña Colada Cupcakes

Piña Colada Cupcakes

Krystina Castella
Aug 2008
Professional
14 votes
29522 views
Fresh Fruit with Marshmallow Sauce (A Nut Tree Vintage Recipe)

Fresh Fruit with Marshmallow Sauce (A Nut Tree Vintage Recipe)

The Nut Tree (Vacaville CA, off I-80) has been a landmark tourist stop for over eighty years. The restaurant,…

Salad Foodie
Apr 2012
Professional
2 votes
2944 views
Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert

Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert

Tiffany
Dec 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
11842 views
Banana Split Pops

Banana Split Pops

This king of pops is based on the classic flavors of a banana split. Traditionally, the banana is split lengthwise, but I put the banana on the pop…

Krystina Castella
Aug 2008
Professional
4 votes
10270 views
Cajun Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce

Cajun Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce

I am surprised more folks haven't tried this. I have been asked for this recipe more times than I can remember.…

Amos Miller
Jan 2011
Professional
2 votes
2647 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
2934 views