Mouthwatering desserts around the world.

Dessert is a course that concludes a main meal. The course usually consists of sweet foods and beverages, such as dessert wine or liqueurs, but may include coffee, cheeses, nuts, or other savory items. In some parts of the world, such as much of central and western Africa, there is no tradition of a dessert course to conclude a meal.

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America : Apple Pie

america-apple-pieIt doesn’t get any more American than apple pie. The pie — consisting of apple pieces wrapped in a flaky crust — can be served with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or even cheddar cheese.

 

Argentina: Pastelitos

argentina-pastelitosCommonly eaten on Argentine independence day, pastelitos are flaky puff pastries filled with sweet quince or sweet potato, then deep fried and finished with a dusting of sprinkles.

Australia: Lamingtons

australia-lamingtonsLamingtons are Australian dessert squares that consist of yellow sponge cake coated in chocolate and then topped with coconut flakes.

 

Austria: Sachertorte

austria-sachertorteIf Austria is known for one kind of dessert, it’s the Sachertorte, a dense but not overly sweet chocolate cake invented in 1832 by Austrian Franz Sacher. The recipe is still known only by confectioners at the Hotel Sacher in Vienna.

Turkey: Baklava

baklavaBaklava is a common dessert in Turkey.

Belgium: Belgian waffle

belgium-belgian-waffleAs the name suggests, Belgian waffles come from Belgium and are a common street snack throughout the country. The buttery treats are best when eaten warm and topped with powdered sugar or Nutella.

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