The gentle whir of the mixer; the warmth of a cake pan through an oven mitt; the aroma of vanilla, butter, and sugar heavy in the air—these simple pleasures foretell the promise of sweet rewards from the kitchen.
In the South, dessert is the highlight of every occasion. From birthdays and weddings to holidays and weeknight suppers, no gathering is complete without a sweet ending. We’re known for our showstoppers like meringue-topped pies and magnificently frosted layer cakes as well as our humble fruit–filled cobblers and luscious puddings.
The best part of dessert is sharing a bite with family and friends. Dessert is—as it should be—always at the center of any Southern celebration. Let this delicious collection of heirloom recipes and modern takes on classics be your guide to making sweet memories throughout the year.