Christmas Desserts – Famous Filipino Desserts Served During The Holidays

Color your table and bring some sweetness for everyone with these Christmas desserts ideas you can serve during Noche Buenas.

CHRISTMAS DESSERTS – If you are still wondering what to put on the table, here are some Noche Buena dessert ideas you can make and serve.

We all have sweet tongue and the stomach, no matter how much food you stuff inside it, will always make space for some sweets. There’s definitely always something that’s endearing as to how the sugar melts and breaks down in the mouth.

The way the crushed food passed down the throat smoothly leaving a sweet aftertaste is always heartmelting.

And in every special occasion, desserts should not be missed. This coming Christmas, here are some famous and traditional desserts you can make and serve for the Noche Buena.

Here are some:

  • Leche Flan
    This one is a classic. This is the Filipino version of creme caramel.
Leche Flan
Photo from Foxy Folksy
  • Ube Halaya
    This comes perfect with leche flan but this is quite tedious to make.
  • Cathedral Jelly
    Filipino don’t have oven before which is why what’s always served is either rice cakes or jellies. Cathedral jelly looks festive and delicious. A perfect addition to bring color to your table.
Cathedral Jelly
Photo from Yummy Kitchen
  • Buko Salad
    This is very common and is made out of young coconut strips, coco jellies, tapioca pearls, fruits, condensed milk, and cream sauce.
  • Fruit Salad
    If coconut is not your thing, you can resort to putting various fruits instead. Tropical fruits are usually added like pineapple and red and yellow papaya chunks. Not only they are colorful but also sweet.
  • Crema de Fruta
    This is our version of trifle. This has a layer of sponge cake, custard, fruits, and a clear jelly.
Crema de Fruta
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  • Puto Bumbong
    This is for those who are not big fans of ube. It is purple in color but not ube-flavored. This is a steamed ground rice on a special bamboo steamer with sizable amounts of margarine, grated fresh coconuts and muscovado sugar.

Other sweets are bibingka, cassava cake, pichi-pichi, sapin-sapin, maja blanca, and biko.

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