5 Christmas Desserts from Around the World

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In France, bûche de Noël is a Christmas treat that everyone looks forward to.



In Australia, you’d find a fruitcake on almost any table in houses across the country come Christmas. Pavlova is also a common Christmas table find Down Under.



It may translate to “Easter bread,” but pan de Pascua is a major Christmastime treat in Chile. Made from a sponge cake-like batter, pan de Pascua is with filled with candied fruits, walnuts, raisins, and ginger.


Come Christmas in France, there is one dessert that always makes its way to the table: bûche de Noël or yule log cake. Buche de noel is commonly served as a combination of yellow cake with chocolate buttercream filling and frosting.



Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in Hungary without beigli, or a pastry that is commonly filled with either a dense and sweet poppy seed paste filling or minced walnuts.



Galletas are Mexican butter cookies with sprinkles; come the Christmas holiday, you can expect to find many galletas adorned in red and green sprinkles or made to look like wreaths.