best desserts from different parts of the world

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Sachertorte - Austria

In 1832 Vienna, a prince asked his chef to prepare a dessert, but it was apprentice Franz Sacher who ended up with the task. He created a moist apricot compote cake, iced with a generous layer of melted ganache.

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Crème brûlée - France

Several recipes have been “invented” by mistake, and crème brûlée is a prime example. It’s probably the most delicious mistake ever made! In the 17th century, while preparing a meal for Philippe d’Orléans

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Pastéis de nata - Portugal

Pastéis de nata is a small flan baked in a puff pastry tart. It was originally invented by Lisbon monks, who eventually shared their recipe. Nearly 184 years later, the pastry has travelled the world.

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Pavlova - New Zealand

The good thing about this recipe is that it calls for egg whites. That means you can use the yolks to make another dessert on this list. Combine meringue, cream, and fruit for a totally enchanting creation

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Flan - France

Originally known as dariole, flan is a 13th-century French invention. It was even served during the coronation of Henry IV.

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Halo-halo - Philippines

What if it were sweet and garnished with delicious toppings, too?! Halo-halo is the Philippines’ most popular dessert. It’s actually derived from a Japanese dessert made with shaved ice and sweetened beans.

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Suspiro a la limeña - Peru

This dessert was invented in the 19th century by a poet’s wife. Meaning the “sigh of Lima,” it’s comprised of a smooth, condensed-milk cream and topped with a light port meringue. While finding it outside of Peru is rare

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Kulfi - India

This milk-based dessert was likely created near the Himalayas. Originally, milk was poured into small clay pots and covered with a mixture of salt and ice

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Basbousa - Egypt

small cake made of fine semolina wheat. Dating to the Ottoman Empire, it was created to celebrate the conquest of Armenia in the 16th century. Basbousa is sometimes made with almond or coconut powder

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Waffles - Belgium

Belgium is famous for its waffles. Their history, however, remains unclear and rather mysterious. It’s believed that an 18th-century prince asked his chef to make him a hot

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Tiramisu - Italy

Cream, mascarpone, and coffee give tiramisu its appeal. “Tiramisu” actually means “cheer me up” in Italian, and this dessert certainly lives up to its name. While its origins remain mysterious, legend

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Cheesecake - United States

Migrants from Eastern Europe introduced this widespread favourite to America. Indeed, this dessert is now a classic in the United States. Arnold Reuben developed the modern recipe in 1929

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