Our best Cajun desserts - 2 recipes
Chef Tips and Tricks
Mini Cherry Pies
These mini cherry pies are so cute, we could eat them right up!
- Apricot, diced
- Apple, diced
- Almond Flakes
- White sugar
- Brown sugar
- Baking powder
- Egg Yolk
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- Roll out some dough, and then use a cup or a cookie cutter to cut the dough into circles.
- Place each circle into the cavities of a silicone muffin mould (or greased tin), and press into the bottom and along the sides.
- Pit the cherries, and throw into a pot.
- Add sugar, baking powder, and water, and simmer until it thickens to a saucy consistency.
- Use a spoon to fill each pie to 2/3 to the top.
- Optional: for a bit of variety, you can also fill the pies with apricots + brown sugar + butter, or apples + brown sugar + almond flakes.
- For the lattice crust: use a pizza slicer to cut out thin strips of dough, then lace together to form a lattice.
- Use a cup to cut the lattice into circles, then gently place on top of the uncooked pies.
- Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake the pies at 350° F for 25 minutes, or until golden.
- Let cool for 15 minutes, then gently lift the pies out with the edge of a knife.
Top rated Cajun desserts recipes
From the kitchen of Michelle Ducote Ely (New Orleans, Louisiana)
- 6 slices of white bread
- torn into bite-sized peices
- 2 cups milk
- 1 Tbsp butter or margarine
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Rum sauce:
- 1/4 cup margarine (not butter)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp spiced rum (I use Captain Morgan)
Caramel Cake Sauce
A southern favorite
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1-1.5 cups dark brown sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tbsp. bourbon
- or cognac
- pinch of salt