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10 Popular Canadian Desserts

by Chris Hamilton on 11/06/08 at 2:46 am

Canadian residents have a massive sweet tooth and have come up with some of the most famous desserts known. This article contains mostly Canadian desserts but also popular desserts.

Almost everyone loves sweets or desserts of some kind and Canadians are no different. Although not all these desserts you will read about are necessarily made in Canada most are still Canadian favorites from coast to coast. So if you love desserts and are interested in what desserts came from Canada or are popular here then please feel free to read on.

1. British Columbia’s Nanaimo Bar

For those of you who don’t know what this is this it might be one of Canada’s most famous dessert/sweet creations called the Nanaimo bar!

The dessert was created and surfaced in Nanaimo British Columbia in the early fifties when a house wife submitted her recipe for the bars in a recipe contest. She won and the dessert ended up gathering substantial publicity.

The dessert can be made many different ways but the original recipe consist of a bottom layer of chocolate and (sometimes) nuts like a brownie then a layer of light custard then topped with the final layer of chocolate. Once the treat is completely cold it’s ready to eat.

This dessert is huge all across Canada and can be found in just about any restaurant or coffee shop around here. I warn you its very sweet but delicious.

2. Northern Ontario Canadian Butter Tart

This is a traditional Canadian butter tart. Many people claim this form of pecan butter tart originated in Canada around 1915 and has been a Canadian favorite ever since.

This incredible tasting little tart basically is made with a type of pie crust filled with a filling that contains eggs, light muscovite sugar, vanilla extract, butter, single cream and either pecans or walnuts all mixed together and baked.

Weather or not it originated here the one thing I do know is the majority of Canadians love butter tarts.

3. Newfoundland’s Figgy Duff Steamed Pudding

Now steamed pudding is not anything new by any means but when the Newfoundlanders got a hold of it they put a spin on the recipe by adding raisins and other ingredients. Somewhere along the way the dish ended up getting the name Figgy Pudding after the raisins where added.

This is one of Newfoundland’s most popular and traditional desserts. Basically there are many ways to make this steamed pudding and there are many different names for it but the Newfoundlanders recipes and the way it’s cooked are unique. Some articles I read claim the pudding contents are steamed in a bag in the traditional way it was first made.

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Eddie Starr

Jun 11th, 2008

These Canadian desserts are making me hungry. Tasty article Chris!


Jun 11th, 2008

WHAT?? No saskatoons?

tracy sardelli

Jun 11th, 2008

divine mouth watering article, all i can say is yummo…

klarissa hernandez

Oct 9th, 2008

the British Columbia’s Nanaimo Bar looks very delicous

terry wagar

Oct 22nd, 2008

Eric Carlson and Joan Wagar, A,K,A, Doubleclick and Mrs

Dash,( yes those are there nicknames they gave each

other.) admitted to poisoning me while I was a plasma

donor back in 2005.
Eric carlson pedofied me behind prison walls and then

framed me as a pedophile on march 26th 2007, I caught

the crime on a audio recorder I put in Joan’s purse.
there were people in authority helping them with this

and nobody in authority will help they pretend nothing

happened and refuse to investigate this.
Eric carlson changed his hair color and his name but

this is not hidden, only ignored by the authority’s and

Im disabled from being poisoned and the hospitals refuse

to admit Im poisoned.
My Family is in danger from these people and I have no

other recoarse but to make these charges public.
My name is Terry Wagar,Im from portland oregon and Im

backing up these charges.
I have been threatened with harassment charges by a

Sargent walker, She is a portland police officer

stationed at the OHSU hospital, for the non crime of

reporting a multi murder conspiracy within that

They dont give a s4!t joan and eric was poisoning a

plasma donor!


Jan 5th, 2009

Dear Terry,
Get a life……


Jan 19th, 2009

Stoon berry pie is a must in Canada


Apr 19th, 2009

those desserts look yummy!

kamir evonni mitchell

Jun 2nd, 2009

thanks for the heads up on what deserts canada people eat iv’e been looking for them all day in school and i thank you for that and my frien=d capr! sai=d hi and some of them foods l00k g00d ~

a boner

Dec 4th, 2009



Jan 31st, 2010

everything here is delicious. espeically the Quebec’s Sucre a la Crème.


Feb 22nd, 2010

I live in Thunder Bay, And Honest to God Those Persians are the best thing I’ve ever had. And it isn’t just “pink icing” it has little bits of strawberry or raspberry in it. and they’ve also played around and made a chocolate Persian. it’s very good if you like chocolate, but I’ve only ever seen them sell them at my school.
Anyways though, they are amazing and if you are ever near TBay, get one! Nucci’s is on Red River Rd.


May 15th, 2011

Awesome. Visit habamania.com
I know you want to!!!

Dick Dickson

Nov 22nd, 2011



Jun 11th, 2012

food looks delicious give me give me give me


Jun 11th, 2012

food looks delicious give me give me give me

fail man

Jun 11th, 2012



Mar 15th, 2013

terry needs a life

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