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
8556 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
3622 views
Lemon Love Bars

Lemon Love Bars

Fantastic dessert and best lemon bars on the planet.

Kelly Christensen
Mar 2012
Intermediate
2 votes
500 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
3986 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
2296 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
2152 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
2579 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
1566 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
1444 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
2316 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
1481 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
817 views
Decadent Cherry Chocolate Dirtcake

Decadent Cherry Chocolate Dirtcake

Spring and summer is busy season for a favorite southern dessert, dirtcake. It contains no dirt and isn't even…

Smokinhotchef
Jun 2012
Advanced
1 vote
780 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
674 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
3542 views