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Dessert is a course that concludes a meal. The course usually consists of sweet foods, such as confections, and possibly a beverage such as dessert wine or liqueur. In some parts of the world, such as much of central and western Africa, and most parts of China and India, there is no tradition of a dessert course to conclude a meal.

In the food context, dessert refers to sweet dishes that are typically served after a meal. Desserts can come in many forms, including cakes, pies, pastries, puddings, ice cream, and fruit-based desserts. Here are some examples of popular desserts:

  1. Chocolate Cake: A rich and decadent cake made with cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, and flour. It is often topped with chocolate ganache or frosting.

  2. Apple Pie: A classic pie made with a flaky crust and a filling of sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, and butter. It is often served with vanilla ice cream.

  3. Cheesecake: A creamy and tangy dessert made with cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and a graham cracker crust. It can be topped with fruit, caramel, or chocolate.

  4. Tiramisu: An Italian dessert made with layers of espresso-soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese, and cocoa powder. It is typically served chilled.

  5. Crème Brûlée: A creamy and rich custard that is topped with a layer of caramelized sugar. It is often flavored with vanilla or other spices.

  6. Fruit Tart: A pastry crust filled with pastry cream and topped with fresh fruit such as strawberries, kiwi, and blueberries. It can be served chilled or at room temperature.

  7. Panna Cotta: A creamy and silky dessert made with cream, sugar, and gelatin. It can be flavored with vanilla, coffee, or other flavors and is often served with fruit compote.

  8. Chocolate Truffles: Rich and decadent chocolate candies made with chocolate ganache and rolled in cocoa powder or other toppings such as chopped nuts or coconut.

  9. Ice Cream Sundae: A classic dessert made with scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, and toppings such as nuts, sprinkles, and cherries.

  10. Lemon Bars: A sweet and tangy dessert made with a shortbread crust and a lemon curd filling. It is often topped with powdered sugar and served chilled.

These are just a few examples of the many different types of desserts that are enjoyed around the world. Desserts can be simple or elaborate, and can be enjoyed at any time of day or for special occasions.

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