There are a lot of desserts out there, and it can be hard to find the perfect one. But we’ve got good news: We put together this list of delicious sweet treats that start with the letter A!
From almond cakes to açaí bowls, we’ve got something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Start browsing this list of desserts that start with A and find the perfect treat!
Apple Pie is a traditional dessert. It is made up of apples with a crumbly pastry base. Different types of apples are mixed together with cinnamon, sugar, butter and pastry dough to create this classic delicious dish.The first Apple Pie recipe appeared in ‘Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management’ in 1859. In Britain, apple pie has long been seen as a typical part of the English Christmas celebration or as part of an afternoon tea. Its one of my regular desserts. I like it hot with a scoop of vanilla icecream .
Arroz con Leche (Spanish Rice Pudding)
Arroz con Leche is a Spanish rice pudding. It’s a tasty, creamy, sweet and fruity pudding with chunks of rice.The word ‘arroz’ means rice in Spanish. ‘Con leche’ translates to ‘with milk’ (literally ‘with milk’) in Spanish. It is often eaten as dessert, or even as breakfast! I tried it first time in Spain, and I fell in love with it. It is a perfect dessert to serve during Christmas (or anytime of the year, for that matter).
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
The avocado is synonymous with healthy food. A chocolate-avocado mousse, on the other hand, might not jump to the top of your list of things to eat for dessert. When it comes to this avocado chocolate mousse recipe, however, you can take a bite and be pleasantly surprised.It’s a smooth and silky chocolate mousse topped with more avocado goodness. As you might be able to guess by now, the avocados are not there as a replacement for cream or eggs but instead act as an emulsifier and stabilizer in this vegan dessert treat.
‘Almond jelly’ is a delicious, sweet and sour concoction from Eastern Europe. It’s made by cooking almonds in water until they’re a bit past the al dente stage; the cooking process reduces their oil a bit, but also makes them turn into something you could slurp up with a spoon.The mixture is then set into bowls or jars. It’s easy to find in some places as well as at some specialty stores. What I like about making it at home – I can control the amount of sugar, which allows me to take out any extra without worrying about ruining the taste.
Apricot and Anise Chocolate Bark
The combination of sweet, spicy and bitter is a favorite of mine, and this recipe hits the spot for all three. In the summertime, use fresh apricots (though the chocolates will still taste great).The ones I get at my store are frozen, so I just defrost them a bit before using them in this recipe. Purchase raw hazelnuts to make it yourself or purchase if you have trouble finding them in your area. One variation on this recipe that I’ve been meaning to try is adding crystallized ginger bites between the apricots and chocolate.
An apple crisp is a super easy dessert to make. It’s simple comfort food that evokes memories of home and family.Apples are baked in a buttery, crumbly topping until they are soft and sweet. A delicious dish that is easy to make at home with minimal ingredients. I often use Granny Smith or Brown Sugar, but I love this recipe with any apples. Try a combination of your favorites!
Apricot Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
These thumbprint cookies are light, cheesy, gooey and sweet. I like to use cream cheese in my thumbprint cookies because it adds richness and creaminess. It also makes them very soft, so they don’t shatter as easily when you eat them.To finish, I drizzle the outside with a little apricot jam. These are easy finger foods to make for an appetizer or mid-afternoon snack.
What’s not to love? This is a light and creamy cheesecake, which is full of avocado goodness. It’s also made without any eggs, so it’s vegan (or lactose-free)! I must say that this is one of my favorite desserts.I love eating it when my family comes over to visit.
Ashure (Noah’s Pudding)
This food is a Turkish delicacy, which can be eaten warm or cold. Ashure is a Turkish Ramadan special dish made of an assortment of dried fruits, nuts, pomegranate syrup and spices.The pudding is made with barley flour and water instead of rice flour and milk. My favorite side dish to make with this is Roasted Chicken Legs.
These apple fritters are the best way to eat apples in the fall. The end result is a delicious dessert that is quick and easy to make.There are numerous variations for this recipe, but my version pairs sweet and tart apples with a light batter. You can use any kind of apple you like. I suggest using one that’s not too sweet or overpowering because these pair particularly well with cinnamon and nutmeg. They also go great with ice cream!
Apricot Coconut Crumble Bars
This is a delicious and easy dessert that is simple to make. A quick crumble of almond flavoured shortbread, finished with a dollop of coconut cream and a little apricot jam. I often serve it with my Thai Coconut Milk Ice Cream.These bars can be made in advance and frozen, which makes them great for weekday snacks and easy party food.
These are delicious Australian treats. They are best when served piping hot from the oven and are not to be confused with the American “scones”.Anzac biscuits have a rich, buttery sponge and a crunchy dukkah topping. They are made by baking the basic dough, then adding dried mixed seeds and nuts, spice and dried fruit (or jam), before baking again in the oven until golden brown. I tried them first time in London, and I loved them!
Angel Food Cake
Angel food cake is a light and fluffy cake made with egg whites, sugar and flour. I like to think of it as a “vegan alternative” to the traditional sponge cake. It has a hint of sweetness from vanilla extract and lemon juice along with tartness from the lemon zest.The texture is similar to that of a meringue. Angel food cakes are very easy to make when you have your ingredients prepped ahead of time and a good mixer. Angel food cake can be decorated in a variety of ways. You can add fresh fruit, nuts or chocolate and it still tastes great!
Almond Joy Candy Bars
This candy bar has a combination of my favorite flavors: soft caramel, chocolate, toasted almonds and coconut. Keep in mind that these won’t be complete like the ones you’re used to. Do not buy the ingredients and expect a “real” Almond Joy-type chocolate bar. These bars are best when served chilled or at room temperature.I like to eat this candy bar after my lunch or dinner, which means I have them as an occasional treat. When I was younger my grandmother used to make the original version of Almond Joy bars at home.
Affogato is an Italian ice cream mixed with espresso. I know, it sounds strange, but it’s delicious. The idea is to drink the cold ice cream in a glass of hot espresso.It is a perfect dessert for peeps who like coffee and ice cream! This is a very simple and easy recipe that you can make at home. It might seem like a lot of ingredients, but it all goes together in one step.
This was our comprehensive list for Desserts That Start With A. Have you tried any from this list? Let me know in the comments section.