Literary Desserts (in Theory)

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Everybody loves dessert — including favorite literary characters! What would these characters crave when it comes to satiating their sweet tooth? Here are some tempting possibilities.

Count Dracula: Cherry Pie

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Just as with his donut choice, Count Dracula’s favorite dessert would include a nice, oozing red filling.

Orpheus: Baklava

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Being a character of Greek myths, Orpheus would of course prefer a traditional Greek dessert.

Scrooge: Pound Cake

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Spending money on fancy dessert simply is a waste to Ebeneezer Scrooge — that’s why he would opt for a regular pound cake, sans toppings.

Frodo: Scalloped Apples

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Apples picked fresh off the tree and made into scalloped apples would likely be a choice of Mr. Frodo Baggins of the Shire.

Winnie the Pooh: Honey Cupcakes

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Such bright and beautiful desserts as cupcakes are perfect for Winnie the Pooh–and of course, his favorite flavor is honey.

King Arthur: Custard Tart

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A popular medieval dessert, the custard tart is a hearty dessert fit for the King of Camelot.

Dorian Gray: Tira Misu

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Why, only something as decadent as the most perfectly made portion of tira misu would do for Dorian Gray!

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And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Egyptian Rice Pudding

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Drawing off her expertise in the ancient world and having tried all kinds of olden dessert re-creations, Anna prefers the simple-yet-sweet Egyptian rice pudding for dessert.

Anna Purgitt is featured in the short story, “Revvel’s Tomb.”

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