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.

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Lemon Meringue Pie


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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.

peach cobbler

Description: Trisha Yearwood's Easy Peach Cobbler. Keywords: Peaches, Butter, Self-Rising Flour, Sugar, Milk, Whipping Cream

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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.

Key Lime Cake

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

Banana Pudding

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.

Cheesecake with strawberry sauce


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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

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.

Blackberry Cobbler

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

Pineapple upside down cake

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.

Hawaiian fruit salad


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Ray Kachatorian, 2013, Televison Food Network, G.P.

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

Lizzie's Strawberry cupcakes

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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