Do you have a sweet tooth or feel the need to bake something extra special for that special day? Tried and true recipes from a real southern kitchen are sure to give you exactly what you need, creating a lasting taste in your dinner party’s memory. There are countless recipes that can be considered must-have Southern sweets, but the following are simply the best of the best if you’re going to call yourself a Southern chef.
1. Pecan Pie
No matter how you say the word, pecan pie is all the same delicious taste. Sometimes with a touch of Bourbon and other times without, this very sweet pie is filled to the brim with whole pecans. It’s an extremely rich treat and one that you only need a small portion of the feel truly satisfied. With a flaky crust (in true Southern fashion), it is the ideal way to eat up all of those nuts during the season.
2. Sweet Potato Pie
Who’d have thought vegetables can be so sweet? As you most likely already know, sweet potato pie is an instant favorite (some would even say addiction!) for those who love a sweet and savory feel dish. In that sense, it is a true Southern comfort food, with a real velvety texture and rich batter. Occasionally topped with pecans or marshmallow, or in true Southern form with sweet cream, this is a dessert worth mastering.
Regardless of what type of fruit you include in your cobbler (peach, apple, blackberry, etc.), you have to get the crust just right. Remember, cobblers need to be hot and served with just enough bubbling fruit to fill a bowl. From the refreshing taste of blackberry to peach, topped with a bit of freshly made whipped cream and ice cream, you’ve got the perfect dish.
4. Texas Sheet Cake
Everything in Texas is bigger, especially when it comes to the desserts. Chocolate, white or yellow, it doesn’t matter; this sheet cake is perfect to fill the whole family (and the neighborhood) with something satisfying and tasty. For that extra flavor, be sure to add in a thick layer of rich fudge topping, too!
5. Key Lime Pie
With the right recipe, key lime pie can be the perfect type of pie to serve for those afternoon meals in the garden. Top it with a big layer of freshly whipped cream and a slice of lime, and you have a wonderfully tasting and smelling pie that virtually no one can resist.
If you want to master your kitchen, these are a few recipes that you have to have in your cookbook. Luckily, there are many versions of each dish out there, so there’s an endless assortment of options to choose from.
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