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
7560 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
3226 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
3019 views
Summertime Fresh Peach Pie Topped Cheesecake Made Skinny

Summertime Fresh Peach Pie Topped Cheesecake Made Skinny

Peaches…Sweet, juicy and at their best this time of year. They’re especially wonderful at your local Farmer’s…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Jul 2011
Professional
2 votes
990 views
Homemade Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Homemade Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

Let me tell y'all, it's not easy taking a picture of ice cream in Texas in July. It's a good thing I got this…

Beth Roan
Jul 2012
Intermediate
2 votes
841 views
No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

One of my favorites growing up. One of my favorites still. One of my family's favorites. It will soon be one of…

Carolina Create
Jul 2014
Advanced
1 vote
170 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
640 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
1567 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
2066 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
3603 views
Zuchini Cupcakes

Zuchini Cupcakes

I got this recipe from Garret who is a blogger. He has some really good recipes! Check him out!…

Andrea Faz
Jul 2008
Intermediate
2 votes
7505 views
Ruby Red Strawberry Pie

Ruby Red Strawberry Pie

Couldn't be an easier pie to make - and perfect for summer's lighter menu fare. A nice do-ahead gelatin dessert that takes just minutes to prepare.…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2014
Professional
1 vote
558 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
746 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
1302 views
Rhubarb Pineapple Crumble

Rhubarb Pineapple Crumble

This crumble was absolutely delicious when we had it warm with vanilla ice cream for dessert. It was perhaps even better for breakfast in the…

Robyn Savoie
May 2014
Advanced
1 vote
606 views