• Try These 8 Tasty Twists on Classic American Desserts

    Try These 8 Tasty Twists on Classic American Desserts

Rethink the classics with these delightfully sweet twists on some of your American dessert favorites. Great for holidays and festivities all year round to soothe your sweet tooth cravings. Get ready to add some new favorite desserts to your personal cookbook with these fun twists on classic American desserts.

Twists on Classic American Desserts

Cheddar Apple Pie

A southern favorite, this would hardly be considered a twist below the Mason-Dixon and more like a standard. This common treat combines the savory butter crust with the typical gooey goodness of this American classic. Simply sprinkle cheddar cheese atop the pie crust before baking or mix into crust recipe for a sweet and savory treat.

Chocolate Pretzel Pecan Pie

A fun twist on a sweet treat, there is nothing more decadent than adding chocolate covered pretzels to your pecan pie recipe. Simply, crumble up some chocolate covered pretzels and add them to the top of your nearly baked pie or add them to your crust and enjoy this wonderfully creative dessert.

Almond Crusted Key Lime Pie

This Keywest classic dessert has several baking variations from sour cream to condensed milk, but this twist comes from the base. Adding almonds to your pie crust adds a little extra crunch and compliments the graham cracker texture perfectly.

Zesty Pumpkin Pie

Sugar and spice and everything nice, this pie is as twisted as they come. To make a zesty pie, add lemon zest and ginger to your regular pumpkin pie recipe and enjoy this tart twist.

Salted Caramel Apple Blondies

Slightly more involved than some of the other entities on this list, this recipe requires a little more than just adding an extra ingredient. First, take apples and cook them in a little sugar to get that gooey apple pie consistency. Then take your regular blondie recipe and add salted caramel chips and mix in your cooked apples and bake as usual.

Banana Split Cheesecake

Like something out of the Cheesecake Factory, this fun twist will brighten even the cloudiest of days. First, you make a chocolate crust (or Oreo crust, if you’re feeling schmancy) and add maraschino cherries to your regular cheesecake recipe. Then, once ready, slice a banana and serve on the sides and top with whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate syrup, and a cherry.

Bacon Caramel Popcorn

What could be better than adding a little bacon to your caramel popcorn? If you want to go the extra mile, add in some peanuts while you mix your popcorn and bacon in the caramel covering. Then, simply enjoy this sweet and salty snack.

Gingerbread Linzertorte

This is a cross between the classic gingerbread cookie and the Linzer tart. If you like either of those, we suggest you follow this recipe for the mash-up!

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