Southern Dessert Recipes

Browse classic Southern dessert 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 stars 31
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 stars 61
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: 4.5 stars 250
This recipe has been passed down in my family. Use light or dark corn syrup.
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Apple Stack Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
This is an apple stack cake with six layers.

Best Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 549
Best bread pudding recipe with raisins, served warm with vanilla sauce.

Margaret's Southern Chocolate Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 140
A rich, creamy chocolate pie reminiscent of old-fashioned Southern home cookin'!

Georgia Peach Homemade Ice Cream

Rating: 4.5 stars 139
This is the best peach ice cream you'll ever eat!!!

Buttermilk Chess Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 265
This simple buttermilk custard pie is an American classic.

Sweet Potato Pie

Rating: 5 stars 3110
This sweet potato pie is a favorite for everyone who's tasted it.

Bananas Foster

Rating: 5 stars 1085
Elegant and quick dessert of sweet bananas cooked in a buttery rum sauce.

Texas Sheet Cake V

Rating: 4.5 stars 780
I have made this recipe for years. My children always chose it for their birthday cake over any other, and it makes enough for a crowd. Moist and delicious. Very easy to make. Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

13 Southern Grandma Desserts That Taste Like Home
Recreate the memories of your grandmother's kitchen with these tried-and-true Southern desserts.
Southern Style Banana Split Cake
Rating: Unrated 130
This great recipe belonged to my Grandma and requires no cooking.
Grandma's Iron Skillet Apple Pie
Rating: 5 stars 475

This three-layer apple pie is a Southern favorite!