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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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As a high school English teacher, I don't always have time to make the gourmet meals I would like. This recipe is a quick, simple treat that I made once and now have to bring to every gathering! If short on time, substitute refrigerated biscuits and sprinkle with the walnut and cinnamon mixture. —Fawna Eastman, Lewistown, Montana
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Molasses Cookies with a Kick

Molasses Cookies with a Kick

Molasses Cookies with a Kick

This is a combination of spices that I have used for a long time. It's also one of my mother's favorite cookies. I get requests from her to make them year-round! —Tamara Rau, Medina, North Dakota

Bananas Foster Sundaes

Bananas Foster Sundaes

Bananas Foster Sundaes

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. —Lisa Varner, Charleston, South Carolina

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
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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

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.

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

Microwave Pralines

Microwave Pralines

Microwave Pralines

These are a big hit with the people we give them to at Christmas. Making candy has never been more simple!—Linda Starlin, St. Johns, Michigan

Cinnamon Biscuit Peach Cobbler

Cinnamon Biscuit Peach Cobbler

Cinnamon Biscuit Peach Cobbler

As a high school English teacher, I don't always have time to make the gourmet meals I would like. This recipe is a quick, simple treat that I made once and now have to bring to every gathering! If short on time, substitute refrigerated biscuits and sprinkle with the walnut and cinnamon mixture. —Fawna Eastman, Lewistown, Montana

New Orleans Beignets

New Orleans Beignets

New Orleans Beignets

These sweet French doughnuts are square instead of round and have no hole in the middle. This beignet recipe is a traditional part of breakfast in New Orleans. —Beth Dawson, Jackson, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Take these simple gems to a Mardi Gras get-together and watch them disappear. Kids will love helping decorate them. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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