Southern Dessert Recipes

Looking for Southern dessert recipes? Allrecipes has more than 200 recipes for pecan pie, peach cobbler, bread pudding, sweet potato pie, and pralines complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Mississippi Mud Cake I

Rating: 4.1 stars
This very rich cake with coffee, rum, and chocolate is sure to become one of your favorite recipes once you taste it.

Banana Pudding with Meringue

Rating: 4.13 stars
The rich pudding is made on the stovetop, poured over the bananas and wafers, topped with meringue, and then baked in the oven. Passed down from my grandmother, it is a unique take on a Southern favorite.

Southern Pecan Pie I

Rating: 4.7 stars
This recipe has been passed down in my family. Use light or dark corn syrup.

Apple Stack Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars
This is an apple stack cake with six layers.

Best Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Rating: 4.8 stars
We found this recipe tucked inside my mom's Bible when going through her things. It has become a family tradition on the first snow day of the year and if that doesn't happen, which can be the case here in central Virginia, we know it'll be the featured dessert at Easter and anytime a comfort food is in order.

Margaret's Southern Chocolate Pie

Rating: 4.41 stars
A rich, creamy chocolate pie reminiscent of old-fashioned Southern home cookin'!

Georgia Peach Homemade Ice Cream

Rating: 4.43 stars
This is the best peach ice cream you'll ever eat!!!
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Buttermilk Chess Pie

Rating: 4.55 stars
This simple buttermilk custard pie is an American classic.

Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Rating: 4.7 stars
I've been experimenting with cobbler for some time and this recipe is the final result. Loved by all. Use fresh Georgia peaches, of course!

Sweet Potato Pie I

Rating: 4.79 stars
This recipe was shared with me by a special friend in Atlanta, GA. It has long been a favorite, and everyone who tastes it says it is the best they have ever had.

Bananas Foster II

Rating: 4.8 stars
On Father's Day we all tried this delicious dessert, which everyone loved. Bananas warmed in buttery rum sauce over vanilla ice cream.

Grandma's Iron Skillet Apple Pie

Rating: 4.86 stars
This three-layer apple pie is a Southern favorite!

Inspiration and Ideas

Kentucky Banana Pudding

"The flavors in this recipe remind me of the banana pudding I ate as a child. Authentic goodness!" – Roger Tillmon

Sweet Potato Pie

"I receive rave reviews every time I make this pie. Even from ladies who have eaten sweet potato their entire lives. They say it's the best they've had." – laurabarmby

Blackberry Cobbler II

Rating: 4.75 stars

Throw together this cobbler in minutes using fresh berries from the yard!