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
66073 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
12536 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
13506 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
9321 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
4221 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
2219 views
Cajun Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce

Cajun Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce

The Praline Sauce is a stand-alone that will add depth and excitement to any cake or pudding, but it marries…

Amos Miller
Mar 2011
Professional
3 votes
3807 views
Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert

Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert

Tiffany
Dec 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
11029 views
Creole Rice Pudding

Creole Rice Pudding

NEVER throw day-old rice away! Next time you have that extra-large Chinese take out and you have some of that white rice left over, you have the…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
7 votes
2654 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
2401 views
Peanut Butter Potato Candy

Peanut Butter Potato Candy

This is a delicious candy you don't have to cook or bake. People are often surprised to know the white is made of potatoes and not cream cheese.

Stan Jenkins
Dec 2013
Beginner
3 votes
3086 views
Quick and Easy Fresh Cherry Pie

Quick and Easy Fresh Cherry Pie

With the abundance of summer fruit, I regularly make pies. We are particularly fond of cherry pie and as such I've developed a quick and easy…

David Martin
Jul 2013
Advanced
2 votes
2699 views
Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies

Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all know there are many recipes for chocolate chip cookies, with many things added to them. But for a soft,…

J. Gino Genovesi
Aug 2013
Professional
2 votes
1720 views
Holiday Cranberry Cheese Pie

Holiday Cranberry Cheese Pie

This has become a family favorite for holidays. I found it in a Taste of Home cookbook. I have changed the recipe to be more diabetic friendly.…

Denise Sherin
Nov 2014
Advanced
3 votes
772 views
Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate chiffon cake is a light and spongy cake. Goes well with a heavy chocolate ganaché coating.

Robyn Savoie
Feb 2014
Advanced
1 vote
3037 views