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
85013 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
10064 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
19750 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
17 votes
11130 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
15371 views
Chocolate Dream Cookies

Chocolate Dream Cookies

These easily made cookies are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

Robyn Savoie
Jun 2015
Advanced
2 votes
390 views
Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert

Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert

Tiffany
Dec 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
12173 views
Potluck Apricot Cobbler

Potluck Apricot Cobbler

An old-fashioned cobbler makes a hit with crowds and one of my favorite cobbler fruits is apricots. These perky golden first fruits of summer have…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2015
Professional
1 vote
358 views
no bake strawberry cheesecake

no bake strawberry cheesecake

No bake YUMMY Strawberry Cheesecake!

bob winters
May 2013
Beginner
2 votes
5742 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
5873 views
Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake

Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake

This red, white and blue shortcake is perfect for July 4th!

Kelsey Martin
Jun 2008
Intermediate
3 votes
10290 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
3139 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
3258 views
Slice of Summer...Watermelon Pie

Slice of Summer...Watermelon Pie

An easy and refreshing way to celebrate summer!

Laurie Alves
Jun 2011
Advanced
2 votes
1645 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
3308 views