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
7864 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
3196 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
2236 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
3693 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
1380 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
1266 views
White Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

My son suggested adding white chocolate chips to my peanut butter cookie recipe and let me just say I don't see…

Carolina Create
Jul 2014
Advanced
1 vote
227 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
2069 views
Death by Chocolate Trifle

Death by Chocolate Trifle

This dessert should be called Suicide is Painless! I amde this in a trifle bowl as shown, but I think I would use a glass 9x11 dish nest time.…

Marilyn Lesniak
Dec 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
1370 views
Molasses Crinkles

Molasses Crinkles

A classic molasses cookie for a lunch box, an after school snack, coffee break or a pick-me-up anytime. Cookies are always handy to eat-on-the-run.…

Julia Ann Souders
Jun 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
496 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
1364 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
2012 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
3293 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
1617 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
1294 views