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
5624 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
2141 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
321 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
1295 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
3001 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
251 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
949 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
417 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
1411 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
1337 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
1016 views
Cranberry Volcano Brownie

Cranberry Volcano Brownie

Are you staying at home this Valentine's Day for dinner? It's all the rage now. Looking for the simple but perfect dessert for a special evening?…

Robyn Savoie
Feb 2014
Advanced
1 vote
552 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
1111 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
1506 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
1571 views