Typical Peruvian Desserts

Peruvians love their "dulces". Relatively unknown in pre-Hispanic times, Peruvian desserts are heavily influenced by its Spanish and other foreign equivalents. In Colonial times often expensive and unavailable ingredients used in the Spanish cuisine were replaced by typical Peruvian ones; later foreign cooking techniques were used creating unique local sweets. Even if it's difficult, always leave a little room for one of the many sweet (!) temptations to end your meal. You won't regret it.

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Crema Volteada

Crema Volteada

Peruvian Desserts
Crema Volteada, literally meaning "upside down cream", is probably better known as the Peruvian version of Crème Caramel. Sweet and rich, while being so simple and somehow light, this addictive dessert is loved around the country.
Torta de Chocolate

Torta de Chocolate

Peruvian Desserts
Chocolate Cake might not originate from Peru, but the Peruvian version is truly sensational. The extremely sweet and rich Torta de Chocolate is full of the exceptional Peruvian cacao flavors and aromas.
Pionono

Pionono

Peruvian Desserts
A Pionono is just like a jelly roll cake: a sponge cake made of eggs, sugar, flour, but filled with plenty of Manjar Blanco (a reduction of milk and sugar). Pionono is a delicious sweet treat for in between, as a dessert or cake.
Mazamorra Morada

Mazamorra Morada

Peruvian Desserts
Mazamorra Morada is a typical Limeñan dessert. Made from Peru's unique purple corn, which gives Mazamorra Morada not only its color but also its unique flavor, it's like a thick jelly with lots of different fresh and dried fruits.
Leche Asada

Leche Asada

Peruvian Desserts
Leche Asada, Peru's "roasted milk", is an ancient Peruvian dessert and might already have been prepared during Colonial times. Being probably the poor people's version of the famous Crème brûlée, this creamy, sweet and delicious dessert is surely simple, but leaves a lasting impression on everyone who tried it. Peruvian comfort food at its best!
Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche

Peruvian Desserts
Arroz con Leche, the Peruvian version of rice pudding, is a popular and extremely sweet dessert. Brought to Peru by the Spanish conquerors, it's made with simple ingredients like rice, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. A delicious and simple to prepare goody.
Suspiro a la Limeña

Suspiro a la Limeña

Peruvian Desserts
Suspiro a la Limeña is a classic Limeñan dessert. The bottom layer is made of manjar blanco, a sweat, caramel like, sticky reduction of milk and sugar, and egg yolks which is covered by a huge portion of meringue.
Turrón de Doña Pepa

Turrón de Doña Pepa

Peruvian Desserts
Turrón de Doña Pepa is a typical dessert and treat traditionally prepared for the religious festivities of Señor de Milagros in October, but today available all year round.
Manjar Blanco - Dulce de Leche

Manjar Blanco - Dulce de Leche

Peruvian Desserts
Manjar Blanco, also known as Dulce de Leche isn't a dessert for itself. But as it's popular throughout South America and used in many cakes like Pionono, pastries, cookies like Alfajores and even ice cream in Peru, this sweat, caramel-like, sticky reduction of milk and sugar just belongs here.
Peruvian Alfajores

Peruvian Alfajores

Peruvian Desserts
Creamy, sweet Manjar Blanco embedded in two almost powdery cookies, that is a traditional, absolutely delicious and addicting Peruvian Alfajor - one of the most popular sweet sensations in the country.
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