Top 3 Desserts Creole Delicacies Of Louisiana

Long time ago, people were very busy moving and mingling together that resulted to mixtures of cooking style. Especially in Louisiana where different dishes were created and it was called Creole foods. One of their very obvious evidence of infusion is their Creole delicacies. Anyone could not afford not to taste any of them, if they have been in Louisiana. In order for you to choose which of them you want to have first, here are some sweet delicacies from Louisiana you would like to have.


Chocolate Praline

Chocolate Praline

1. Praline. It is the number one Creole delicacy that you would like to have when you go to Louisiana. It is considered to be a part of the family of confections made from nuts and sugar syrup. You can taste its different flavors like chocolate, rum, pineapple and many more.

Its story of how it landed to Louisiana is already known by many. Way back then, those French settlers brought this recipe to their place. They call it praline since New Orleans chefs substituted almond with pecan during the 19th century. Pralines are usually made by mixing brown sugar, butter, and cream or buttermilk in a pot on medium-high heat. Stir it constantly, until most of the water has evaporated and wait till it reached a thick texture with a brown color. It is usually dropped by spoonfuls onto wax paper or a sheet of aluminum foil greased with butter, and left to cool

2. Pecan pie. It is the top 2 of our list which by definition it is a sweet pie made primarily of corn syrup and pecan nuts. It is popularly served at Pecan Pieholiday meals and is also considered a specialty of Southern U.S. cuisine. Most pecan pie recipes include salt and vanilla as flavorings. Chocolate and bourbon whiskey are other popular additions to the recipe. Pecan pie is often served with whipped cream.

Since this is a Creole delicacy, it is expected to be an influence by past settlers of Louisiana. As stated in a trusted source, the French invented pecan pie soon after settling in New Orleans, after being introduced to the nut by Native Americans. It is sometimes referred to as “New Orleans pecan pie,” adding an aura of French cuisine to a home-cooked comfort food.

3. Bananas Foster. Just by name itself, we can easily identify that it is a dessert made from bananas. It is prepared together with vanilla ice cream, with the sauce made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur. You will cook the bananas, sugar and butter and add alcohol to ignite it. However, before the Katrina hit clear rum was used instead. Then serve the bananas and sauce over the ice cream.


In recollection, it was Paul Blange who created Bananas Foster during 1951. Its name comes from the name of his friend Richard Foster the New Orleans Crime Commission chairman back then.

These are the top three desserts wanted by locals and foreigners who have visited Louisiana. These are available by many restaurants and shops in Louisiana.

Jane Ros is a great follower of New Orleans praline recipes. She is now mastering the quick and easy recipe of New Orleans to produce tasty, creamy and affordable creole delicacies.

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