American summer desserts recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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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
4769 views
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
16 votes
9911 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
2621 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
3389 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
3950 views
Lemon Coconut Pixies

Lemon Coconut Pixies

I shape ( using an ice cream scoop #40) my cookies right after dough is made and then refrigerate.

BearNakedBaker
Feb 2011
Professional
1 vote
1207 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
1948 views
Delightful Chocolate Pudding Cake

Delightful Chocolate Pudding Cake

I have seen many recipes for "dump cakes" , but I experimented and come up with this pudding cake. It is moist…

J. Gino Genovesi
Mar 2014
Professional
1 vote
1028 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
2022 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
2735 views
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

A nice breakfast bar or snack, these granola bars start with ready-made granola to save time. Make them chewy…

Salad Foodie
Jul 2013
Professional
1 vote
2016 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
1761 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
1393 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
2636 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
968 views