American summer 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
5680 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
2162 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
1315 views
Caramel Pudding

Caramel Pudding

The Amish call it caramel pudding but most people call it butterscotch pudding.

Denise Sherin
Mar 2014
Advanced
2 votes
326 views
Graham Cracker Snowballs (a no-cook confection)

Graham Cracker Snowballs (a no-cook confection)

An easy confection ~ not a cookie, not a candy, but a cross somewhere between. No cooking, no baking. Easy to…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2012
Professional
2 votes
3025 views
Glorified Rice

Glorified Rice

This is an Amish dessert sometimes called Heavenly rice. It light and popular with all ages. Great potluck dessert.

Denise Sherin
Mar 2014
Advanced
1 vote
260 views
Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

This is a great old fashioned cobbler recipe defiantly worth the extra effort. My family enjoys this in their own unique ways. My hubby enjoys his…

maribeth carson
Mar 2011
Intermediate
3 votes
956 views
Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

This recipe has become my go to dish when I am asked to bring something for a crowd. It’s easy and everybody likes strawberries, cake, pudding and…

Adam Janowski
Mar 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
1032 views
Lemon Limoncello Bars

Lemon Limoncello Bars

Buttery shortbread crust with a smooth and tart lemon and limoncello filling.

SquirrelBakes
Jun 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
2540 views
Mom's Mayonnaise Cake

Mom's Mayonnaise Cake

This is such an awesome chocolate cake. Mom used to make it for our birthdays and special occasions. Moist and yummy!

Denise Sherin
Mar 2014
Advanced
1 vote
424 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
1423 views
My standard recipe for all of my cakes

My standard recipe for all of my cakes

I am sure that those of you that look over my cake recipes have noticed a certain pattern with all of my cakes.…

Cupcake Vixen
Jul 2012
Professional
1 vote
1347 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
1515 views
Aunt Birdie’s Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake (Two Versions)

Aunt Birdie’s Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake (Two Versions)

This recipe brings fond memories of a favorite aunt who was a terrific cook. (My cousin and I used to say the…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2012
Professional
1 vote
1117 views
Moravian Sugar Cake

Moravian Sugar Cake

Lititz, PA was founded in 1756 as a closed Moravian community and remained that way for 100 years. The town is built around the Moravian Church…

Glenn
Sep 2012
Beginner
2 votes
825 views