by: itisclaudio, created: 03 Dec 2019, updated: 03 Dec 2019 Public: Users can add dishes

List of typical desserts you find in Peruvian cuisine.

1. Suspiro Limeno

suspiro limeño, Suspiro de limeña, Suspiro a la limeña

(Peruvian)

This classic dessert dates back to 18th-century in Peru and translates to "sigh of a woman from Lima." It's made from a creamy manjar blanco (dulce de leche) caramel base, topped with ...

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2. Tres Leches Cake

Torta De Tres Leches, Pan Tres Leches

(Mexican)

Tres Leches Cake is a sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream. This creamy sponge cake highlights three kinds of dairy—evaporated milk, condensed milk, ...

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3. Picarones

Buñuelos

(Peruvian)

Imagine the lovechild of a spice cake, a pumpkin pie, and a beignet, and you'll get an idea of Peru's picarones, which date back to Peru's colonial days. Potatoes are everywhere in ...

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4. Pionono

(Argentine)

(Colombian)

(Cuban)

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In various South American countries such as Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Cuba, piononos are prepared using a dough made of flour, eggs, and sugar, which is baked in a thin ...

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5. Arroz Con Leche

(Peruvian)

Traditional rice pudding made with milk, sugar, orange peel, raisins, cloves, sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, and vanilla and sometimes shredded coconut and (more rarely) brazil nuts can be added. It is commonly ...

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6. Alfajor

(Argentine)

(Filipino)

(-Latin American-)

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Alfajor is two round, sweet biscuits made of wheat flour or cornstarch joined together with dulce de leche (known as "manjar blanco" in Peru), and optionally coated with powder sugar. More modern ...

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7. Turron De Dona Pepa

Turrón De Doña Pepa

(Peruvian)

Traditional Peruvian dessert sold and served in Lima (Capital of Peru) in October during Señor de Los Milagros procession.

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8. Teja De Pecana

Tejas

(Peruvian)

A teja is a dumpling-shaped confection from the Ica Region of Peru. It contains manjar blanco filling (similar to dulce de leche) and either dried fruits or nuts. The exterior is usually ...

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9. Chocoteja

(Peruvian)

Tejas covered in chocolate, instead of the traditional fondant

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10. Clasico

Combinado

(Peruvian)

This popular Peruvian desert is the combination of two of the most traditional deserts "Mazamorra Morada" and "Arroz con Leche" served together.

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11. Helado De Lucuma

Lucuma Ice Cream

(Peruvian)

Lucuma is a delicately flavored tropical fruit native to the cool highlands of coastal valleys in Peru. With its high nutritional value, it has been an important crop since ancestral times, proven ...

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12. Mazamorra Morada

Purple Corn Pudding

(Peruvian)

Peruvian dessert made from purple corn and fruit. It's thickened into a pudding-like texture with potato flour or corn starch, and spiced with cinnamon and cloves. It tastes a bit like blackberry ...

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13. Raspadilla

(Peruvian)

Shaved ice with flavor or fruit syrup dripped on top. Popular in the summer months.

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14. Cremolada

(Peruvian)

A Cremolada is something between an ice cream and a flavorful fruit drink; comparable to slush, but made with lots of fresh fruit pulp, water and sugar. Often serve in a plastic ...

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