45 Desserts from Around the World
Take a trip with desserts from around the world, like German apple cake, Spanish flan, Thai sticky rice, Argentinian alfajores and much more.
My husband’s German family calls this Oma’s apfelkuchen, which translates to “Grandma’s apple cake.” They’ve been sharing the recipe for more than 150 years. I use Granny Smith apples, but any variety works. —Amy Kirchen, Loveland, Ohio
With layers of luscious vanilla custard and flaky puff pastry, custard square is a bakery classic in New Zealand. It’s popular in Australia, too, where it’s known as “vanilla slice.” —Lauren Habermehl, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Learn how to make this traditional alfajores recipe!
Try this tanghulu recipe next!
Denmark: Flaky Danish Braids
Japan: Daifuku Mochi
When you want dessert fast, this five-minute daifuku mochi recipe is your go-to, courtesy of bloggers Laura and Sarah Turner of Wandercooks. Filled with red bean paste (called anko in Japan), these stuffed mochi balls are best eaten fresh.