A dessert in each hand is a balanced diet and with proudly South African desserts, even more so. We’ve picked our favourite South African desserts and found the best recipes for each. Now the only thing left to decide is which dessert you will make first.

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Koeksisters recipe

A koeksister is a sweet made of fried dough that is then soaked in syrup. The plaited dough is a tell-tale sign of a koeksister. To ensure your koeksisters stay crispy, The Kate Tin recommends allowing them to cool and then storing them in the freezer. Remove 15 minutes before serving. Click here for our favourite koeksister recipe.

Koeksisters recipe - South African desserts

Peppermint crisp tart recipe

Can you even call yourself South African if you haven’t had Peppermint crisp tart? This quintessential South African dessert has many variations but is always delicious. For a grown-up twist, try adding a splash of Amarula. Get the Peppermint crisp tart recipe here.

Peppermint Crisp Tart recipe - south african desserts

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Malva pudding recipe

Malva pudding is made using apricot jam and it is usually served warm with custard or ice cream. This Malva pudding recipe can be made ahead or frozen to be eaten later.

Malva Pudding recipe - south african desserts

Milk tart recipe

Milk tart or “Melktart” as it is known in Afrikaans, is a dessert with a sweet crust and a creamy filling. It is usually sprinkled with cinnamon and served as is. This milk tart recipe will quickly become your go-to recipe.

Milk Tart recipe - south african desserts

Hertzoggies recipe

Hertzoggies are jam-filled puff pastry tartlets that are sprinkled with coconut. This hertzoggies recipe also has an alternative caramel filling!

Hertzoggies recipe - south african desserts

Crunchies recipe

Crunchies are the South African version of an oat bar and are best made using another South African favourite, Jungle Oats. Get this crunchie recipe here. 

Crunchies recipe - south african desserts

Pumpkin fritters recipe

Pumpkin fritters or “Pampoenkoekies” are the perfect dessert and even make a great brunch treat! Click here for this pumpkin fritter recipe with sweet ginger yoghurt. 

Pumpkin Fritters with Sweet Ginger Yoghurt recipe - south african dessert

Take a look at our Amarula dessert recipe collection here. 

 

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