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10 International Desserts To Try This Holiday Season


Every year is a new opportunity to spice up your holiday parties! If you’re stuck on what to make for dessert, try something from this selection of holiday treats from around the world. 

Billionaire Shortbread

Take this popular British treat to a new level by using salted caramel and adding candies on top!

Recipe from Food & Wine

Pink Peppermint Cake

With delectable cream cheese frosting and adorable meringue decorations that resemble peppermint drops, this is sure to impress your family and friends.

Recipe from How Sweet Eats

Buche de Noël

Traditionally made in France for Christmas, this chocolate cake is rolled up and filled with white cream to resemble a “yule log”.

Recipe from Mon Petit Four

Pastel de Tres Leches 

A classic Mexican soaked cake is the perfect addition to any holiday gathering.

Recipe from M.A. Kitchen

Danish Christmas Kringle

This Scandinavian pastry will cheer up your holiday breakfast table with its sugary pastry and nutty filling.

Recipe from Sprinkle Bakes

Japanese Christmas Cake

In contrast to the typical heavy fruitcakes, this spongy cake is sure to lighten up your table.

Recipe from Japan Centre


Try these fried rose cookies originating from the South Indian state of Kerala. Believed to be of Dutch influence, these fennel-flavored pastries are a yummy treat.

Recipe from Archana’s Kitchen


This sweet bread from Germany is filled with spices and fruits, and covered with lots of powdered sugar. 

Recipe from The Daring Gourmet


A delicious Jewish pastry with a fruit or chocolate filling and crusted in sugar is a great Hanukkah treat. 

Recipe from the New York Times

Classic Peach Cobbler

Enjoy a yummy Southern pie-like dessert this holiday season!

Recipe from Katie’s Cucina

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Leela Ramakrishnan
Leela Ramakrishnan, News Editor
Leela is a junior who enjoys travel, hiking, writing, cozy sweaters, and Taylor Swift. She is the VP of the MHS Asian Student Union and a member of the MHS Dance Company. This is her third year writing for the Mountaineer.

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