Twelve traditional holiday desserts from around the world

Hanukkah

Sufganiyot is a fried Polish donut stuffed with jelly.

Source: chowhound.com

Kwanzaa

Sweet Potato Pie is made out of sweet potatoes and tofu and is spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon.

Source: bettycroker.com

Christmas

Eggnog is a rich, sweet, and creamy dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk and/or cream, sugar, whipped eggs.

Source: babble.com

Sweden

Pepparkakor is a ginger/spice cookie that is rolled into a thin buttery crust. If you break it into three perfect pieces you get a wish, but you have to eat it in silence.

Source: fransfavs.com

Denmark

Æbleskiver is a sweet treat that resembles a light and puffy pancake.

Source: jessicaburns.com

France

Bȗche De Nӧel is the French version of a Christmas cake. It resembles a forest log with bark-like frosting and sugar dusted snow.

Source: flickr.com

India

Allahabadi Cake is a rum fruit cake made with nuts and marmalade – a preserve made from citrus fruits.

Source: thedailymeal.com

Belgium

Cougnou is a sweet seasonal breakfast or dessert bread shaped like baby Jesus studded with raisins and paired with hot chocolate.

Source: belgicuisine.canalblog.com

Dominican Republic

Buñuelo is bread usually flavored with aniseed, fried, then covered in cinnamon sugar syrup and comes with a variety of sweet and savory fillings.

Source: utilisimarecetas.net

Iceland

Möndlugrautur is a rice pudding with one whole almond hidden inside, the guest who finds it is considered lucky for the following year.

Source: eldhussogur.com

Germany

Lebkuchen is a soft and fluffy Germanic gingerbread glazed in chocolate.

Source: germanfoodguide.com

Chile

Pan de Pascua is a cake made with candied fruits, walnuts, raisins, and ginger to evoke the flavors of the warm season.

Source: enmicocinahoy.cl

Written by Staff Writer,

Danielle de Guzman

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