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Memorial Day Desserts

Sweeten up your celebrations with America's favorite seasonal (and patriotic) pies, shortcakes, cookies and more!

Makeover Oatmeal Brownie Bars

Makeover Oatmeal Brownie Bars

Makeover Oatmeal Brownie Bars

Our pros cut over 100 calories and half the fat from each original bar! We think that Lynette Rens of Maynard, Minnesota will be pleased with our changes, and the resulting brownie bars.

Grandma's Strawberry Pie

Grandma's Strawberry Pie

Grandma's Strawberry Pie

"This is one of the first recipes Grandma taught me to make,” recalls Shannon Chabes in Portage, Indiana. “All summer long, she makes these pies, substituting different seasonal fruits and gelatin flavors. But strawberry has always been the favorite-and it's even better topped with a dollop of whipped cream.”

Makeover Grandma's Strawberry Pie

Makeover Grandma's Strawberry Pie

Makeover Grandma's Strawberry Pie

Shannon Chabes of Portage, Indiana wanted a lighter version of her grandma's classic summer pie. Our Test Kitchen came up with this one that offers all the flavor of the original but a fourth less fat and 152 fewer calories per slice. How sweet is that?
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Peanut Butter S'mores

Peanut Butter S'mores

Peanut Butter S'mores

I turn to this recipe when I need something fun and easy for dessert. It's a decadent take on classic campfire s'mores. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Berries & Cream Desserts

Berries & Cream Desserts

Berries & Cream Desserts

A ready-made pound cake speeds up preparation, and a marshmallow-cream cheese topping adds a mouthwatering finish to this easy dessert. —Talena Keeler, Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Peach Ice

Peach Ice

Peach Ice

If the fresh peach is delicious, this recipe is delicious! It's a very light dessert for those counting calories, and it's truly a cinch to prepare.

Grilled Summer Fruit Kabobs

Grilled Summer Fruit Kabobs

Grilled Summer Fruit Kabobs

Fire up the grill and get out of the kitchen to make these juicy, tasty kabobs, submitted by Trisha Kruse from Eagle, Idaho. Whether served over pound cake or over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, you'll be glad that grilling isn't just for meat and veggies.

Cheesecake Berry Parfaits

Cheesecake Berry Parfaits

Cheesecake Berry Parfaits

“Summer berry season is a real treat for me,” says Patricia Schroedl of Jefferson, Wisconsin. “It’s an easy way to enjoy cheesecake and a refreshing changes from traditional pudding and fruit parfaits.”

Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Pie

Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Pie

Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Pie

This caramel toffee ice cream pie is easy to make and so pretty. It comes together in under 30 minutes and since you can make it in advance, it's ideal for entertaining. —Diane Lombardo, New Castle, Pennsylvania

American Flag Berry Pie

American Flag Berry Pie

American Flag Berry Pie

We have Fourth of July at my home every year and this is the delicious pie I always serve. My family always enjoys it because it is so festive.—Sherry R Clubine, Independence, Kansas

Classic Hot Fudge Sauce

Classic Hot Fudge Sauce

Classic Hot Fudge Sauce

“This fudgy sauce is scrumptious spooned over French vanilla ice cream and sprinkled with toasted pecans. Actually, I could eat the topping all by itself!” —Karen Willoughby, Oviedo, Florida
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