6 Pinterest-worthy sweet treats popular in South Africa

6 Pinterest-worthy sweet treats popular in South Africa

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Are you looking for some new fall traditions? How about trying a few treats that are popular in South Africa? Pick your favorite to make and add to your list of fall sweets!

Milk Tart

Milk Tart – or melktert, the Afrikaans name for it – is a classic South African treat that’s made of flour, milk, sugar eggs, custard of milk, and pastry crust. Check out the various versions and accompanying recipes! There’s even a vegan version!

Photo credit: Jon Mountjoy/Flickr

Photo credit: Jon Mountjoy/Flickr

Amarula Malva Pudding

This traditional South African sweet uses apricot jam and Amarula sauce as some of its main ingredients.

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Photo credit: Jon Mountjoy/Creative Commons

Peppermint Crisp Fridge Tart

Whipped cream, caramel, chocolate, and peppermint? Who wouldn’t want all of those ingredients in one dessert?! Sounds like the perfect treat to get us ready for the holiday season!

Photo credit: Fiona Henderson/Flickr

Photo credit: Fiona Henderson/Flickr

Koeksisters

These syrupy sweets are deep-fried twists of dough made of ginger, lemon and cream of tartar.

Photo credit: Arnold Goodway/Creative Commons

Photo credit: Arnold Goodway/Creative Commons

Coconut Ice

Some of the most amazing sweets, like this one, use coconut shavings as a main ingredient. Coconut Ices take about 20 minutes to make with only five simple ingredients- perfect for a last minute addition to a meal!

Photo credit: Peter Allen/Flickr

Photo credit: Peter Allen/Flickr

Lemon Meringue Pie

Looking for a new pie to test out? South African lemon meringue pie might just be exactly what you’re looking for. With a prep time of only five minutes, this delicious pie could be a HUGE hit at the dinner table.

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Photo credit: Sistak/Flickr

Ready to try one of these? Let us know in the comments below!

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