Trisha’s 10 Best Desserts for the End of Summer

End the summer on a decadent note with one of these sweet-tooth-satisfying desserts from Trisha Yearwood.
By: Nora Horvath
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As both an award-winning singer and the host of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, Trisha Yearwood wows us with her delicious down-home cooking and bubbly personality. Since nothing says Southern comforts quite like sweet-tooth-satisfying desserts, go ahead and end the summer on a decadent note with these must-try recipes.

Magic Lemon Meringue Pie (pictured above) 

You can whip up this magic cake in less than an hour: Layer a lemony filling and sweetened meringue atop a simple graham-cracker crust, then bake until golden brown.

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The beauty of Trisha's big-batch cobbler is that you can enjoy it year-round, as it's made with sweet canned peaches.

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A package of lime gelatin gives this simple sheet cake a vibrant green color and bold lime flavor.

Layer creamy vanilla pudding, fresh bananas and vanilla wafers to make Trisha's comforting pudding. Baking the meringue topping for five minutes gives it a golden-brown color and subtle toasty flavor.

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Trisha adds lime zest to her strawberry sauce atop her rich cream cheese-sour cream cheesecake for a pop of brightness in every bite.

CHOCOLATE ANGEL FOOD CAKE WITH STRAWBERRIES, Trisha Yearwood, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen/Slim Down Secrets, Food Network, Cake Flour, Cocoa Powder, Sugar, Egg Whites, Salt, Cream of Tartar, Vanilla Extract, Strawberries

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Dessert doesn’t always need to be a guilty pleasure. Trisha’s good-for-you angel food cake is full of chocolate flavor, but it's surprisingly light because it's made with a base of egg whites.

It takes only five ingredients to make this crowd-pleasing cobbler. Serve it warm with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.

Trisha Yearwood's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake for Gold Metal Meals as seen on Food Network's Trisha's Southern Kitchen

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This impressive-looking retro dessert is a cinch to make. The key to the showstopping presentation is baking the cake batter on top of sliced pineapple. Afterward, Trisha flips the pan over for wow-worthy results.

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Trisha transforms the classic fruit salad with a sweet-spicy dressing made with ginger, honey and lime.

Trisha dresses up boxed cake mix with strawberry-flavored gelatin and frozen strawberries to turn out elegant cupcakes in a snap.

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