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Turron de Doña Pepa Peruvian Desserts

#9. Turron de Doña Pepa

In October, there is a craze surrounding one Peruvian dessert: Turron de Doña Pepa. A layered anise flavored nougat drizzled with syrup, sprinkles and candy, Turrón was invented by a handicapped African slave in colonial Lima named Doña Pepa. The tradition goes that Mrs. Pepa was healed after worshipping “Our Lord of Miracles” in October. Months later, the saints appeared to her in a dream and handed her the recipe for Turrón.

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