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5 Popular Desserts Around the World

One of life's greatest pleasures is being able to have a dessert. No matter where you are in the world, you will find that one common thing that binds us all together is the love of being able to eat a little sweet treat after a meal. Desserts look different in almost every country of the world: some are fruity and refreshing while others are more dense and sweet. Below are some of the most popular desserts that you can find in different countries around the world, so you can satisfy your sweet tooth no matter where you find yourself.

1. Creme Brûlée

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You can find Crème Brûlée in many different European countries around the world, though it originated in France, and you know you can't find a better one than were it originated. Crème Brûlée is popular all around France is made up of a creamy custard that has a hard layer of caramel on top to give it a nice little crunch when you bite into it.

2. Apple Pie

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When you think of an American dessert, the first thing that probably pops into your mind is a nice crusty, buttery, apple pie. This is a pie that is made up of chopped or sliced apples tossed in cinnamon and topped with a beautiful flaky crust. Depending on what region of America you are in, you will more than likely find an apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and in some places they even top it off with cheese so you have a little bit of savory with the sweet.

3. Baklava

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The most popular dessert in the middle east countries such as Turkey is Baklava. This is made of a very thin dough that has different layers in between it of things like chopped nuts. To give it a bit of a sweet taste and hold the layers of the dough together, it is layered with a natural syrup or honey which makes it stick and satisfy your sweet tooth.

4. Gelato

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If you or anyone you know has ever been to Italy or even done research on Italy, then you have more than likely heard that people there eat Gelato like it is going out of style. You can find street vendors and gelato shops lining the streets to give you a taste of that cool sweet treat. It is much like traditional ice cream, but is softer and a bit lighter. It can come in just about any flavor you can think of so all of your cravings are met!

5. Syrniki

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When you think of pancakes, you probably think of the popular food that you eat for breakfast along with bacon and eggs. In Russia, however, these pancakes are known as syrniki and they are a pancake type of food! They are made out of quark and fresh dairy like sour cream. They are fried in a pan and served with something sweet on top such as a fresh jelly, apple sauce, caramel, syrup, or fresh honey.


No matter where you go in the world, you will find sweet and savory desserts that just put a smile on your face and give you the perfect way to end a day!


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