Typical Peruvian Desserts

Peruvians love their "dulces". Relatively unknown in pre-Hispanic times, Peruvian desserts are heavily influenced by its Spanish and other foreign equivalents. In Colonial times often expensive and unavailable ingredients used in the Spanish cuisine were replaced by typical Peruvian ones; later foreign cooking techniques were used creating unique local sweets. Even if it's difficult, always leave a little room for one of the many sweet (!) temptations to end your meal. You won't regret it. Below find some desserts that are common in Lima.

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Crema Volteada

Typical Peruvian Desserts
Crema Volteada, literally meaning "upside down cream", is probably better known as the Peruvian version of Crème Caramel. Sweet and rich while at the same time being so simple and somehow light, this addictive dessert is loved around the country.

Tres Leches

Typical Peruvian Desserts
Peru’s celebrated cuisine is not only about famous chefs, outstanding dishes or the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, but as well about the often-forgotten sweet little temptations. One of these in the country highly popular sweet treats is Tres Leches, meaning Three Milks.

Picarones

Typical Peruvian Desserts
Picarones are one of these Peruvian goodies if tried once there’s no way back. The deep fried picarones drizzled with a sweet and flavorful syrup are not only on the list of Peruvian “must eats”, but also absolutely delicious and addicting.

Churros

Typical Peruvian Desserts
Churros are not, like quite often stated, a donut-like Peruvian treat. Originating in Spain Churros are long sticks made of a choux pastry often potato based which is squeezed through a large star tip into hot oil and fried.

Pionono

Typical Peruvian Desserts
At first glance Pionono is just like a simple jelly roll cake: a sponge cake made of eggs, sugar and flour, but instead of jam filled with plenty of Manjar Blanco.

Torta de Chocolate

Typical Peruvian Desserts
Chocolate Cake might not originate in Peru, but the Peruvian version is truly sensational. The extremely sweet and rich Torta de Chocolate is full of the exceptional Peruvian cacao flavors and aromas.

Pie de Limon

Typical Peruvian Desserts
Even though not originally a Peruvian creation, Pie de Limon - Peruvian-style - surely is one of country’s most popular dessert and cake.

Alfajores

Typical Peruvian Desserts
Creamy, sweet Manjar Blanco embedded in two almost powdery cookies, this is a traditional, absolutely delicious and addicting Peruvian Alfajor - one of the most popular sweet sensations in the country.

Leche Asada

Typical Peruvian Desserts
Leche Asada, Peru's "roasted milk", is a very old Peruvian dessert and might already have been prepared during Colonial times. Being probably the poor people's version of the famous Crème Brûlée, this creamy, sweet and delicious dessert is surely simple, but leaves a lasting impression on everyone who tried it. Peruvian comfort food at its best!

Peruvian Panetón

Typical Peruvian Desserts
One of the most treasured Peruvian Christmas traditions surely is having a thick slice of Panetón with a steaming cup of freshly prepared hot chocolate for breakfast, in the afternoon or as goody in between throughout the holiday season.
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