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Ecuadorian dessert: aplanchados

Ecuadorian dessert: aplanchados

Ecuador has many delicious dessert options worth mentioning, which is why we have decided to write a separate article for each of them.

When you visit Ecuador, you will find that a way to learn about the country is through its food.

From sweet moist cakes to caramelized fruit, there are several delicious dessert options available to all who travel around Ecuador.

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Today we have decided to write a post solely about aplanchado, a delicious and popular Ecuadorian dessert.


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We are here to share some of the wide range of flavors and colors, that the food in Ecuador has across its four regions.

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What is aplanchado, and how is it eaten

An aplanchado is a traditional dessert from the highlands region of Ecuador.

This dessert is oftentimes enjoyed during the afternoon cafecito (coffee) in many Ecuadorian homes.

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What is an aplanchado, and what it tastes like

This dessert is made with a layer of puff pastry and covered by a thick layer or coat of sugar glazing.

The flavor of an aplanchado can be described as sweet, light, and crispy.



How and where to eat aplanchado

This Ecuadorian dessert is enjoyed year-round in most cities in the highlands region.

In Quito, aplanchados are sold in stores, supermarkets, and bakeries. And sometimes, you can also find vendors selling them on the streets in small bags that are sealed and ready to bring home, eat while you drive, or take as a gift.

Although it is mainly enjoyed as a dessert together with a cup of coffee; sometimes it is also enjoyed as a snack.

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Ecuadorian dessert: aplanchados

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