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It’s officially time to start working on our fall bods (aka re-acquainting ourselves with the wonders of butter and sugar). And no one does decadent desserts better than Southerners. Here are 15 of our favorite treats from below the Mason-Dixon Line. BYO porch swing, lemonade and gingham tablecloth.

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Skillet Peach Cobbler

Ditch the rolling pin and have this on the table in less than an hour. 

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Hummingbird Cake

It’s like banana bread and carrot cake had a delicious, cream cheese-frosted baby.

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Brown Butter Chess Pie

The Southern predecessor to Momofuku’s famous Crack Pie, this is the stuff that sweet, gooey dreams are made of.

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Bourbon Peach Hand Pies

Peaches? Check. Bourbon? Check. Ability to be packed in a picnic basket? Check. Southern dessert trifecta unlocked.

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Ten-Minute Strawberry Cobbler For One

Because sometimes you just can’t wait. Or share. Or wash dishes. We get it. 

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Banana Pudding

We’re not sure who came up with the idea of layering vanilla pudding, bananas, whipped cream and Nilla wafers, but whoever they are, we want to give them a hug.

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Mini Pecan Pies

Everyone should know how to make the bite-sized version of this Southern classic, which is just as perfect at Thanksgiving as it is at the end of a summer barbecue. 

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Sweet Potato Chess Pie

Ease your way into PSL season.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

The tartness of the rhubarb brings out the sweetness of the summer berries. Ice cream: not optional. 

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Caramel Cake

This yellow layer cake might look simple, but the rich caramel frosting gives it a surprisingly complex flavor. 

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Peach Cobbler Cinnamon Rolls

If breakfast for dinner is a thing, then so is dessert for breakfast. Right?

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Bananas Foster Cake

As delicious as it is Instagrammable.

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Blueberry Buckle

We’re suckers for any dessert with a funny name (slump! crumble!). Think of this as the moistest, crumbliest coffee cake you’ve ever had.

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Pecan Praline Cake

We’ll eat anything topped with pralines, a creamy combo of syrup and pecans made famous in Louisiana. But when it’s sprinkled on a cake, even better.

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