Southern Desserts

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Indulge your sweet tooth with these recipes.

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A brief history on Tea Cakes

From baptisms and funerals to protests and wars, these cookies have seen Southerners through it all

Sweet potato candy

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A guide to making salted caramels

It’s the season of giving, and one of our favorite presents is handmade salted caramels. The ingredients—cream, butter, sugar, corn syrup—are probably already in your pantry. You’ll need a candy thermometer, a heavy-bottomed saucepan (for even cooking),and parchment paper. Making caramel for the first time may seem intimidating, but if you’re prepared and careful it […]It’s the season of giving, and one of our favorite presents is handmade salted caramels. The ingredients—cream, butter…

Bourbon Balls

Have your dessert tables bow under the weight of pralines, caramel turtles, bourbon balls, and holiday fudge.Have your dessert tables bow under the weight of pralines, caramel turtles, bourbon balls, and holiday fudge.

Peanut butter cheesecake bar

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Traditional Pralines

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Honey pecan crescents

A powdery Christmas confection filled with tasty Southern pecans from Chef Wim Miree of Ollie Irene in Birmingham, Alabama.

Chocolate Macaroons with Eggnog Ganache

A thin flavorful sandwich of soft chocolate meringue cookies with a tasty chewy eggnog ganache interior from the Restaurant Eugene of Atlanta, Georgia.

Mexican hot chocolate wedding cake cookies

A great hostess gift, the Mexican hot chocolate wedding cookies are spiced with orange zest, chipotle chilies, espresso, cinnamon, and dark chocolate from Miami, Florida have all the zesty flavors for the wintry comforts.

Cranberry Sauce Slab Pie with Shortbread Crust

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Buttermilk Cranberry Pie

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East Durham Apple Pie

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Apple Bacon Pie

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