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Mardi Gras Desserts

Looking for Mardi Gras desserts? Get easy to make Mardi Gras dessert recipes. Taste of Home has desserts for Mardi Gras parties including Mardi Gras cakes, pies, Mardi Gras sundae recipes, and more Mardi Gras desserts.

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Faux Profiteroles with Warm Caramel Sauce

Faux Profiteroles with Warm Caramel Sauce

Faux Profiteroles with Warm Caramel Sauce

Croissants are a super quick stand-in for cream puffs in this luscious treat. The from-scratch caramel sauce couldn’t be easier to make and it’s irresistible with butter pecan ice cream.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Stocking Cake

Stocking Cake

Stocking Cake

Cut out of a sheet cake, this yummy stocking from our Test Kitchen is easy to create and makes a festive Christmas centerpiece. It's easier to achieve the bright red color if you tint the frosting with pink food coloring first.

Praline Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Praline Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Praline Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Wonderful for autumn and winter holidays, this sweet potato cheesecake has a smooth, creamy texture and a delightful pecan topping.—Henrietta Gilbert, Simmesport, Louisiana
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Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce

Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce

Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce

My family’s favorite holiday dessert is a real Southern treat. A warm praline sauce and sprinkling of pecans make each small pound cake even more decadent. —Diane Roark, Conway, Arkansas

Sweet Potato Praline Pie

Sweet Potato Praline Pie

Sweet Potato Praline Pie

"I wanted to create a recipe that was similar to pumpkin pie, but had a new twist. The macadamia nuts are a family favorite and the praline topping is what makes this pie special and enjoyable." –Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

New Orleans Pecan Pie

New Orleans Pecan Pie

New Orleans Pecan Pie

Although this pie is named for New Orleans, our town is the world's "pecan capital", so it fits us, too! My mama gave me this recipe, and it's my favorite.

Bananas Foster Sundaes for 2

Bananas Foster Sundaes for 2

Bananas Foster Sundaes for 2

I have wonderful memories of eating Bananas Foster in New Orleans, and as a dietitian, wanted to find a healthier version. I combined the best of two recipes and added my own tweaks to create this Southern treat. And with this version, it's the perfect dessert for two! —Lisa Varner, Charleston, South Carolina

New Orleans Bread Pudding

New Orleans Bread Pudding

New Orleans Bread Pudding

"For an extra-special treat, try this sweet and buttery bread pudding," suggests Linda Weise of Payette, Idaho. "The cowboys we serve it to say it tastes like home." —Linda Wiese, Payette, Idaho

Banana Rum Sundaes

Banana Rum Sundaes

Banana Rum Sundaes

You can serve this mouthwatering dessert any time because it takes just minutes to make. The warm, sweet fruit and the creamy, cold ice cream create a winning combination. —Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois

Banana Rum Sundaes for Two

Banana Rum Sundaes for Two

Banana Rum Sundaes for Two

You can serve this mouthwatering dessert any time because it takes just minutes to make. The warm, sweet fruit and the creamy, cold ice cream create a winning combination.—Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois

Quick Bananas Foster

Quick Bananas Foster

Quick Bananas Foster

Guests are always impressed when I ignite the rum in this delicious dessert. Use perfectly ripe bananas for best results. —Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah
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