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Sweet Traditions

Sweet Traditions
December 2018

Nothing says “celebration” quite like a special dessert. Here, some of the city’s most talented pastry chefs share recipes for impressive (yet doable) holiday confections that will surely become favorites in your home

Sticky Bourbon Pudding recipe courtesy of St. Honoré Pastry

Lauded Culinary Institute of Charleston chef instructors Claire Chapman and M. Kelly Wilson, who have joined creative forces in their new business, St. Honoré Pastry, offer up this irresistible twist on the classic made even more tempting with bourbon sauce and candied clementines


Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingerbread Crust recipe courtesy of Pies, Cakes, & S’More, (843) 324-9206,

Two decadent favorites combine in Pies, Cakes, & S’More owners and sisters Judy “Pop” and Kathy Papadimitriou’s sweet and spiced nod to the season


Cranberry Walnut Holiday Cake recipe courtesy of Sugar Bakeshop 59½ Cannon St., Charleston, (843) 579-2891,

Tart stewed cranberries over vanilla buttercream elevate this layered cake from Bill Bowick and David Bouffard of Sugar Bakeshop to the ethereal


Chocolate Peppermint Cake with Cream Cheese Frostingrecipe courtesy of WildFlour Pastry 73 Spring St., Charleston (843) 327-2621 & 1750 Savannah Hwy., West Ashley (843) 990-9391,

Lauren Mitterer of the award-winning WildFlour Pastry delivers decadent nostalgia with this rich Bundt cake


Apple Almond Tart recipe courtesy of Luckhaus & Brubaker Sweets & Treats 1939 Maybank Hwy., James Island, (843) 576-4388,

Luckhaus & Brubaker Sweets & Treats’ Robyn Luckhaus and Larry Brubaker create deliciously understated elegance with Granny Smith slices fanned atop rich and nutty frangipane