Can You Identify All of These Layered Foods From an Image?

By: Talin Vartanian
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Can You Identify All of These Layered Foods From an Image?
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About This Quiz

Layered foods consist of crunchy textures, sweet fillings or sponge cakes to enhance the size and flavor of a dish. You're probably familiar with some layered foods already, such as pies, pizza and layered cakes.

One of the most familiar types of layered foods is lasagna, which is made by layering lasagna noodles with meat sauce and cheese. There are also many types of layered Italian desserts, such as tiramisu, spumoni and affogato. Affogato, in particular, consists of dual layers of espresso and ice cream.

Some layered dishes can also be quite difficult to make, like a baked Alaska. This is actually a dome of meringue with layers of cake and ice cream inside. The dome is then baked to lightly brown the outside, but not for too long since the ice cream will melt.

Other layered dishes are great for parties, like a taco salad, seven-layered dip and nachos. For layered foods like these, you can add almost any type of ingredient that you have in your pantry, such as olives, jalapenos, sour cream and lettuce.

This quiz will look at 40 foods that consist of layers. Some foods will only have two or three layers, while some will have seven or more. Take this quiz now to see how much you know about layered foods!

Lasagna
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Can you name this layered pasta dish?
Lasagna
Spaghetti and meatballs
Clam linguine
Risotto
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Lasagna is a classic Italian pasta dish that consists of layers of lasagna noodles, meat sauce and cheese. It's usually topped with extra cheese and baked until it's hot and bubbly.

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Nachos
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This layered dish uses Tex-Mex-style ingredients. Can you name it?
Fish and chips
Nachos
Churros
Taquitos
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Wrong Answer

Nachos have layers of tortilla chips, cheese, and Tex Mex-style toppings like pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, ‚Äčand jalapenos. This is also large enough to feed a crowd of friends or family.

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Seven-layer dip
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Are you familiar with this layered dip that's popular at tailgate parties?
Hummus
Yogurt
Seven-layer dip
BBQ sauce
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A seven-layer dip consists of ingredients like cream cheese, refried beans and sour cream, among others. The layers allow for many different flavor profiles, all in one bite.

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Seven-layer salad
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Can you name this type of salad that has many layers of vegetables and proteins?
Coleslaw
Thai salad
Caesar salad
Seven-layer salad
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A seven-layer salad has (or more) layers of vegetables and protein for lots of flavor combinations. Examples of layer choices include peas, eggs, olives and cheese.

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Tiramisu
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This Italian dessert involves mascarpone cheese and soaked ladyfingers. What's it called?
Tiramisu
Ice cream
Apple pie
Chocolate chip cookies
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Tiramisu is best served chilled and is made with ingredients like mascarpone cheese, coffee and ladyfinger cookies. Cocoa powder is also sprinkled on top for extra richness.

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Rainbow jello
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What type of dessert involves a rainbow of colors and flavors?
Pancakes
Rainbow jello
Cookie dough
Chocolate chip cookies
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Rainbow jello consists of layers of rainbow colors and flavors, with layered white gelatin in between. Other variations include patriotic colors like red, white and blue for the Fourth of July.

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Shepherd's pie
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This pie has layers of savory ingredients. Can you name it?
Apple pie
Blueberry pie
Shepherd's pie
Pumpkin pie
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While the other pies in this list contain sweet ingredients, a shepherd's pie contains savory ingredients for a hearty and tasty meal. This meat pie has layers of ground beef and vegetables, with an extra layer of mashed potatoes on top.

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BLT
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Can you name this layered sandwich that has bacon, lettuce and tomato in it?
Chicken parm sandwich
Meatball marinara
Tuna sandwich
BLT
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A BLT stands for "bacon, lettuce, tomato" but may also include seasoned mayo or another type of dressing. The bread should also be of good quality, so that it can adequately hold these layers together.

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Layer cake
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This dessert has layers of cake and frosting. What's it called?
Layer cake
Compote
Apple pie
Walnut cookies
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When you cut into a layer cake, you'll see several layers of cake and frosting. Bakers can also change the color of the frosting with food coloring for a fun appearance.

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Layered brownies
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This chocolate dessert has layers of nuts, fudge or peanut butter cream. Can you guess its name?
Donuts
Layered brownies
Flan
Creme brulee
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Layered brownies can be made by spreading various types of mixes over a brownie mixture. You can add tasty ingredients like crushed walnuts, marshmallows, peanut butter cream or mint fudge.

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Burger
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Everybody loves this layered meal that goes great with a side of fries. What is its name?
Burger
Spaghetti and meatballs
Risotto
Oatmeal
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You're probably familiar with a classic burger meal, as it has many layers of flavorful ingredients. Examples include lettuce, onions, tomatoes, ketchup, mayonnaise and bacon.

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Sundae
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This dessert involves ice cream and layers of toppings. What's its name?
Avocados
Oatmeal cookies
Sundae
Pancakes
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Wrong Answer

A sundae is a classic chilled dessert that involves layers of ice cream, nuts, fudge or glaze, sprinkles and a variety of other sweet ingredients. This is usually topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

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Trifle
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What is the name of this layered UK dessert?
Cupcakes
Flan
Churros
Trifle
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A trifle is usually quite large in size and consists of layers of sponge or pound cake, whipped cream and fruit. Fruit choices include blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, among others.

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Banoffee pie
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This banana dessert is popular in the UK. Can you identify it?
Banoffee pie
Pumpkin pie
Chocolate pie
Apple pie
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Banoffee pie is a layered dessert that is prepared with digestive biscuits, bananas, whipped cream and caramel. This is also garnished with cocoa powder on top for a rich flavor.

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Eton mess
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This UK dessert looks like a parfait. What is it called?
Apple pie
Eton mess
Cookie bar
Brownie
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An eton mess has layers of fruit, cream and meringue nests for a "messy" parfait. This can also be enhanced with ingredients like ginger or pomegranate juice.

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Baked alaska
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This dessert involves cake, ice cream and meringue. Are you aware of it?
Compote
Blueberry pie
Baked Alaska
Flan
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Wrong Answer

As strange as the name may sound, a baked Alaska is actually a difficult layered dessert to make, as it involves creating layers of ice cream and cake housed inside a dome of meringue. This dome is then baked for a little bit to (slightly) brown the outside.

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Apple crumble
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This dessert involves quite a few apples. What do you think it's called?
Cookie bar
Pumpkin pie
Blueberry pie
Apple crumble
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An apple crumble has layers of sweet apples, a "crumble" of sugar and nuts and some ice cream on top to cut through the richness. You could even drizzle some caramel on top for extra sweetness.

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Parfait
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This snack involves fruit, nuts and yogurt. Can you name it?
Parfait
Shepherd's pie
Layer cake
Taco dip
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Wrong Answer

A parfait has layers of yogurt, fruit and nuts that can be mixed together for a flavorful bite. Other variations include substituting ice cream in for the yogurt.

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Taco salad
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This salad involves many types of Tex-Mex-style ingredients. Can you put a label on it?
Parfait
Taco salad
Bean dip
Walnut cookies
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A taco salad usually has a base of lettuce, along with layers of ground beef, tortilla chips, cheese, olives and sour cream. This is similar to nachos, except there is a base of lettuce instead of a base of tortilla chips.

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Pie
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This type of dessert is popular with a fruit filling. Can you name it?
Cookie bars
Pie
Chocolate chip cookies
Ice cream sandwiches
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Wrong Answer

A pie has three layers: the crust, the filling and the top layer of pastry crust. You can even add a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of caramel or fudge on top for extra flavor.

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Cookie bars
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These bars look like square versions of a cookie. What's the name?
Walnut cookies
Oatmeal raisin cookies
Chocolate chip cookies
Cookie bars
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Wrong Answer

Cookie bars are similar to brownies, except that they taste like cookies! These consist of a crust, with layers of chocolate and nuts in the center, followed by a top layer of frosting or crust to hold it all together.

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Spumoni
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Can you guess what this layered Italian dessert is called?
Cupcake
Spumoni
Cheesecake
Cookies
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Wrong Answer

A spumoni consists of layers of ice cream, such as chocolate, pistachio and cherry ice cream. There is usually a crust at the bottom to hold these layers in place.

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Zuccotto
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This dessert looks like a chocolate dome with a sweet surprise inside. What do you think it's called?
Key lime pie
Tiramisu
Zuccotto
Sponge cake
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Wrong Answer

A zuccotto looks like a chocolate dome that has layers of cake, fruit and whipped cream inside. This can also be enhanced with a glaze or toasted nuts on top.

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Affogato
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Espresso and ice cream are used to make this classic Italian dessert.
Donuts
Cookie bars
Cookies
Affogato
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Wrong Answer

An affogato has dual layers of ice cream and espresso, with an extra addition of ice cream and nuts on top. The espresso is typically poured over the ice cream to create an extra rich layer.

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Tartufo
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This fun ice cream dessert has a layer of fruit in the center. Are you familiar with it?
Tartufo
Donuts
Flan
Churros
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Wrong Answer

A tartufo looks like a small dome from the outside, and has layers of ice cream and fruit in the center. The outer layer is usually covered in chocolate ganache or a crushed chocolate crust.

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Layered pavlova
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This New Zealand-based dessert has layers of fruit, cream and pavlova. What's the name for it?
Cookie dough
Layered pavlova
Cake
Pie
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A layered pavlova involves multiple layers of pavlova, cream and fruit. Pavlova is made by combining egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar together.

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Pizza
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This savory meal can be topped with a variety of vegetables and proteins. Can you name it?
Creme brulee
Flan
Apple pie
Pizza
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Wrong Answer

A pizza is a popular layered food that consists of a pizza crust, a layer of tomato or white sauce, various types of vegetables and protein and a layer of cheese on top. Pizza is then baked until the crust turns to a golden brown color.

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Club sandwich
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This sandwich has many layers of lettuce, tomato, deli meat and bacon. Can you identify it?
Tuna sandwich
Meatball marinara
Club sandwich
Compote
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Wrong Answer

A club sandwich involves many layers of deli meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo and bacon. Some of these sandwiches even consist of a layer of bread in the middle.

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Moussaka
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This dish looks like a casserole with eggplant and ground beef in the center. What is the proper name for it?
Moussaka
Chicken parmesan
Chicken cordon bleu
Beef casserole
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Moussaka involves layers of ground beef, eggplant and a bechamel sauce on top. It is then topped with cheese and baked until the casserole becomes hot and bubbly.

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The Elvis
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This sandwich has layers of peanut butter and bananas in it. What do you think it's called?
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Cookie bars
Pancake stack
The Elvis
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Believe it or not, this layered sandwich bears the first name of Elvis Presley. Some people also add bacon slices as an additional layer for a crunchy and salty bite.

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Fool's Gold Loaf
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The Colorado Mine Company is the inventor of the ______ _______ _______.
Fool's Gold Loaf
BLT
Club sandwich
Tuna sandwich
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Fool's Gold Loaf is a type of layered sandwich that was invented by the Colorado Mine Company. Inside of the sandwich, you'll find bacon, jam and peanut butter.

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Monte Cristo
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You'll find layers of ham and cheese in this fried sandwich.
BLT
Monte Cristo
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
The Elvis
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Wrong Answer

A monte cristo sandwich has layers of ham and cheese, as well as mayo and mustard for a savory bite. The outside of the bread is then lightly fried for a crispy texture.

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Stuffed french toast
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This type of food can be "stuffed" with either sweet or savory ingredients.
Hot dog
French fries
Stuffed French toast
Clam chowder
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A stuffed French toast can be made by taking two thick slices of bread and adding a layer or two of filling in between before frying it. Examples of filling can include strawberries, cream cheese, ricotta and nuts.

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Croque monsieur
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This sounds like a fancy way of saying a ham and cheese sandwich.
BLT
The Elvis
Croque monsieur
Club sandwich
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A croque monsieur is a layered ham and cheese sandwich that is is toasted on the exterior for a crunchy texture. You can either bake this sandwich in the oven, or lightly fry it in a pan.

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Egg casserole
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This breakfast casserole has eggs, ham, cheese and lots of vegetables. Can you name it?
Poached eggs
Scrambled eggs
Egg casserole
Over easy eggs
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An egg casserole has layers of crumbled meat, cheese and vegetables, like onions and peppers. You can also add in bacon and tomatoes for extra flavor.

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Quesadilla
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This Mexican dish has cheesy layers in between two tortillas. What is the proper name for it?
Shrimp tacos
Nachos
Taco salad
Quesadilla
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A quesadilla consists of layers of cheese, chicken or other meat and vegetables in between two tortillas. The outside of the tortillas are then grilled to a golden perfection.

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Icebox cake
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Layers of whipped cream or condensed milk and cookies or graham crackers are used to make ___________.
Lemon meringue
Key lime pie
Icebox cake
Cookies
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An icebox cake has layers of cookies and whipped cream, which is typically put together in a deep rectangular or square dish. It is then refrigerated to hold its shape.

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Pinwheel cake
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The inside of this cake looks like a pinwheel. What do you think it is called?
Compote
Cookie bar
Strawberry shortcake
Pinwheel cake
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When you cut into a pinwheel cake, you'll see a spiral swirl of cream that looks like a pinwheel. The cream can also be mixed with fruit or nuts for additional flavor.

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Strawberry shortcake
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This layered English dessert has strawberries and cream as the prominent flavors. What's it called?
Pumpkin pie
Strawberry shortcake
Caramel apples
Pudding
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A strawberry shortcake consists of layers of shortcake, cream and strawberries for a simple, but tasty dessert. You can even add a strawberry glaze on top for extra flavor.

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Fruit tart
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This dessert looks like a pie, but is made with fruit and sweetened cream cheese. Do you know what it's called?
Baked alaska
Fruit tart
The Elvis
Pancakes
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Wrong Answer

A fruit tart consists of a crust followed by a layer of sweetened cream cheese. This is then topped with layers of fruit, such as kiwi, strawberries and blueberries.

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