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
8208 views
Skinny Celebration Party Cupcakes

Skinny Celebration Party Cupcakes

Here is a festive cupcake that's so easy to put together. I'm using a cake mix for this recipe. When you add…

Skinnysweetsdaily.com
Apr 2013
Advanced
1 vote
987 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
2162 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
3421 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
3844 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
2411 views
Top of the Line Banana Nut Bread

Top of the Line Banana Nut Bread

This bread is light and tender yet firm,, and has a mixture of flavors appealing to the taste buds. I began…

J. Gino Genovesi
Apr 2013
Professional
1 vote
1594 views
Granny Smith's Apple Pandowdy

Granny Smith's Apple Pandowdy

Makes your eyes bug out & your stomach say "Howdy!" Fusion can be confusin', so let's get back to an ol' timey American dessert, not found on menus…

Amos Miller
Apr 2011
Professional
2 votes
2176 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
1992 views
Old Fashion Hot and Juicy Cinnamon Rolls

Old Fashion Hot and Juicy Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon dates back to about 2800 BC in Chinese writings. It is believed to have medical value, and equal in…

J. Gino Genovesi
May 2014
Professional
1 vote
832 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
3422 views
Better Than Sex Brownies

Better Than Sex Brownies

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to BAKE!!! It is almost certainly the primarily favored thing I share from my kitchen. This recipe is fairly easy to make even for…

maribeth carson
Mar 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
2036 views
FRESH APPLE CAKE

FRESH APPLE CAKE

I love this cake. Anything with fruit and nuts is wonderful as far as I'm concerned. This cake is great without frosting, however, if you wish,…

Kerri Bishop
Feb 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
645 views
Applesauce Honey Cookies

Applesauce Honey Cookies

These sweet, moist, spice-scented cookies are a cinch to make.

Robyn Savoie
Oct 2013
Advanced
1 vote
1375 views
Apple Cobbler Pie

Apple Cobbler Pie

Ok…all I have to say is that this is HEAVEN!!! This is an Apple Cobbler made with a coconut-based whipped topping. All the blended ingredients of…

Kiki Thompson
May 2010
Advanced
1 vote
1442 views