Put down the green food dye: For St. Patrick's Day, consider a traditional Irish dessert instead. Get inspiration from these recipes that are infused with The Emerald Isle's best flavors, including Baileys Irish Cream and Guinness. Even better, stick these cakes, cheesecakes, and pies on a for a splash of St. Paddy's color. If that's not enough, round out your festivities with one of these hearty mains and sides.
This rustic bread transforms into dessert the minute you spread sweet marmalade or jam on a slice.
We officially declare whiskey and coffee as the king and queen of St. Patrick's Day. Sip on this boozy drink and you'll see why.
Sure, they might not use Oreo cookies as crust in Ireland but we don't object. Not one bit.
This traditional dessert brings together homemade vanilla custard and sweet, flaky brioche and all we can say is it's most definitely a match made in heaven.
Double the chocolate, double the deliciousness.
This apple cake is delicious, but let's focus on that custard sauce, shall we? It's like pouring melted ice cream over your dessert — and who wouldn't want that?
Traditional Irish soda bread goes cozy with spiced cream and caramel sauce. Got stale soda bread? Even better.
The best part about these desserts (besides how decadent they are) is the fact that they only take five minutes to make. No, really!
When it comes to dessert, too much of a good thing is never bad. That means the more Guinness, the better.
Corn flour adds a nutty flavor that'll make you polish off a whole plate in one sitting. Or maybe that's just us...
These rich brownies are topped with a fluffy Baileys buttercream frosting and — you guessed it — more Baileys-infused chocolate ganache.
One bite and you'll be in buttery baked oatmeal heaven. These may look like granola bars, but the chocolate and golden syrup make them a dessert in our book.
You've probably had Irish cream liqueur, but did you ever consider adding it to your coffee cake? It's only natural.
This boozy cake gets better with time. We think the Irish did this on purpose so you have time to drink booze while you wait for flavors to blend.
Don't worry, you won't taste the alcohol, just the sweet creamy cheesecake.
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This traditional "pie" is more like a soufflè — it naturally collapses after you to take it out of the oven.
These stuffed cinnamon treats were popular among Irish immigrants in Philadelphia and they quickly became a St. Patrick's Day staple for the area — and well, everyone.
This boozy cake offers all the hearty flavors of chocolate stouts and Irish whiskey, without the harsh tastes of alcohol.
Eat em' for breakfast or dessert. Either way, just eat all the scones because they are buttery and delicious.
When you need a break from all the heavy whiskey cakes, this light and luscious pudding cake is dreamy.
Like a fruitcake but better because the fruit gets soaked in Irish whiskey first. Yum.
Irish pancakes are thinner than American ones which makes them perfect for stuffing with fruit, whipped cream, and hot fudge.
It's creamy, it's chocolatey, and it's loaded with chopped up cookies and coffee. Sold.