American summer desserts recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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Summer Camp Berry Hand Pie

Summer Camp Berry Hand Pie

One bite and you’ll fall in love with this bubbling, fruity Summer Camp Berry Hand Pie dessert that everyone is sure to love!

Culinary Envy
Jun 2016
Advanced
1 vote
90 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
17 votes
13715 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
9132 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
2285 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
7391 views
Strawberry Confetti Cake

Strawberry Confetti Cake

Strawberry Confetti Cake is piled with sweet berries, strawberry marshmallow frosting, confetti angel food cake and whip cream.

Culinary Envy
May 2016
Advanced
1 vote
278 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
3847 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
4332 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
2690 views
Potluck Apricot Cobbler

Potluck Apricot Cobbler

An old-fashioned cobbler makes a hit with crowds and one of my favorite cobbler fruits is apricots. These perky golden first fruits of summer have…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2015
Professional
1 vote
1076 views
Better Than Sex Brownies

Better Than Sex Brownies

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to BAKE!!! It is almost certainly the primarily favored thing I share from my kitchen. This recipe is fairly easy to make even for…

maribeth carson
Mar 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
3390 views
Chocolate Dream Cookies

Chocolate Dream Cookies

These easily made cookies are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

Robyn Savoie
Jun 2015
Advanced
2 votes
1662 views
Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle

Chock full of blueberries, the tender and not-too-sweet cake batter produces a mid-morning coffee cake or dessert ‘extraordinaire’! A light…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2013
Professional
1 vote
1969 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
1574 views
Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

If there's a most-requested recipe for my year this would be it. Mini-chocolate chips and chopped pecans serve as the "frosting" for this cake. I…

Salad Foodie
Sep 2011
Professional
3 votes
1793 views