15 Most Difficult but Impressive Desserts to Make

These classic desserts are worth the extra work
Difficult But Impressive Desserts

Brian Sheehan previews our list of some of the most difficult but impressive desserts you can make at home.

15 Most Difficult but Impressive Desserts to Make


Tiramisu is a traditional Italian dessert made with espresso-soaked ladyfingers and a lightened mascarpone filling.

You know the phrase, “good things come to those who wait?” Well, some of these dessert recipes will test your skills and patience as a baker. Whether it’s the long, arduous process of soaking fruit cakes, defying temptation to open your oven as the chocolate soufflés rise, or the tedious, multi-step process required to make the mile-high meringue, we’ve rounded up 15 of the most difficult dessert recipes that, if mastered, are sure to impress your dinner guests come dessert time.

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Everything from sweet bakalava that can be made days ahead of your fancy dinner party to Baked Alaska that should be finished in the oven at the last minute (à la minute). These desserts require careful understanding of baking mechanics to ensure your soufflés rise. A handle of meringues, pastry cream filling, pâté choux dough, custards, and puff pastry are essential to the execution of these classic desserts.

For more on how to make these difficult, but impressive desserts, check out our round up of 15 classic dessert recipes and tips you should know.

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Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.