5 Popular Desserts For Mardi Gras

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Feb. 23, 2012


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The 5 Most Popular Mardi Gras Desserts

 

1. King Cake

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King Cake and Fat Tuesday are synonymous. With the colors of purple, green, and golden, these deep-fried delicacies are loaded with calories. Coated with powdered sugar, these tasty treats are traditional desserts served during Mardi Gras.

 

2. New Orleans Bread Pudding

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Made using bread, milk, and sugar, the pudding is loaded with raisins. Spiced with nutmeg, this delicacy is strictly for adults, if you infuse brandy.

 

3. Beignets

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These deep-fried donuts are Mardi Gras favorites. Sprinkle the fresh, hot delicacies with powdered confectioners sugar and serve alongside heated raspberry jam.

 

4. Pecan Pralines

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While this is not a classic Mardi Gras sweet, it is a crunchy dessert quite popular among adults and kids alike. Loaded with butter, brown sugar, light cream, and pecans, this is a great way to end your Mardi Gras feast.

 

5. Bananas Foster

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Flavored with cinnamon, this New Orleans delight is one of the magnificent choice for Mardi Gras dessert. The presence of rum in this dessert makes this a choice restricted to adults. Serve this warm, drizzled with hot chocolate sauce, beside a scoop of banana or vanilla ice cream.

 

There is nothing like popular Mardi Gras desserts. While some are inevitable, you can pick the other delicacies suiting your palate. Wishing everyone a great Fat Tuesday!

 

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