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What is New Orleans' most famous dessert?

New Orleans is famous for a number of desserts, but one of the most famous and iconic is the beignet. A beignet is a deep-fried, square-shaped pastry made from dough that is typically served hot and covered in powdered sugar. They are often associated with the city's famous Cafe du Monde, which has been serving beignets and café au lait since 1862. Beignets are considered a staple of New Orleans cuisine and are a must-try for anyone visiting the city.

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