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12 Sweet Southern Dessert Recipes


Here in the South, we know good food. From fried chicken and mac and cheese to chicken and dumplings and shrimp and grits, our dishes are full of flavor and comfort. So it’s no surprise that our classic Southern desserts are out-of-this-world, too.

Paula has a variety of sweet Southern dessert recipes that she has shared over the years, some of which she’s created and some passed down through the generations. They include classics, like a Southern peach cobbler recipe, baked banana pudding with meringue, and Paula’s mother’s chess pie recipe, and new spins on Southern staples, like her perfectly pecan praline cookies.

Whether you like the old-school Southern desserts or are a student of the new school, you’re sure to find a Southern dessert recipe that you’ll love. Do you have a favorite Southern sweet? Share it with us in the comments below.

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