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5 Desserts You Must Try While Visiting the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

My husband and I spent a day in Montengro a couple years ago while visiting Dubrovnik and we absolutely loved it!

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OMG these Montenegrin desserts are SO good! Don't miss out!

I mean, just look at Kotor…

Visiting Montenegro? Here are 5 sweet treats you've got to try!

Beautiful, isn’t it? We only had one day to see as much of Montenegro as we possibly could, so we drove a big loop around the Bay of Kotor, up a steep, narrow, twisty road with 25 switchbacks, over another smaller set of mountains to the historical capital of Cetinje, and then finally back to Dubrovnik via Budva and Tivat.

It was one of the best day trips we’ve taken in a long time! The Bay of Kotor is just absolutely stunning – and the view from the 25th switchback is totally worth the mildly terrifying drive.

Visiting Montenegro? Here are 5 sweet treats you've got to try!

My photo does not do the Bay of Kotor justice but it gives you the general idea. From where we were standing, we could see all the way to the Adriatic. I grew up near both mountains and the Pacific ocean, so I’m not easily impressed by mountains or gorgeous vistas. But this view took my breath away!

Visiting Montenegro? Here are 5 sweet treats you've got to try!

Once we were able to peel ourselves away from the amazing view of the Bay of Kotor, we drove to Cetinje, which is the historical and cultural capital of Montenegro. I so wish we’d had more time to spend exploring the interior because it was beautiful, too. I can’t wait to go back.

Ok, now for the desserts you must try! Just before leaving Kotor we picked up sandwiches, drinks, and a delicious chocolate mousse from a bakery. We didn’t have much time to explore any other desserts (and I didn’t have this blog back then), so I did some research on desserts to try next time I’m there.

5 Desserts You Must Try While Visiting the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

#1 – Bajadera

Visiting Montenegro? Here are 5 sweet treats you've got to try!

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Bajadera is a nougat praline with almonds, hazelnuts, and chocolate. It’s a Croatian dessert but you’ll find it in other countries, such as Montenegro.

#2 -Baklava

Visiting Montenegro? Here are 5 sweet treats you've got to try!

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I had delicious baklava in nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina and when I go back to Montenegro I’ll be sure to try some there, too, especially the kind with raisins and finely chopped walnuts. Yum!

#3 – Palačinke

Visiting Montenegro? Here are 5 sweet treats you've got to try!

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This dessert is a big crepe-pancake that’s filled with jam or chocolate. You can order them in cafes or restaurants or get one to go.

#4 – Krofne

Visiting Montenegro? Here are 5 sweet treats you've got to try!

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Krofne is kind of like an airy doughnut filled with things like jam, chocolate, nutella and maybe even cream or custard. They are similar to German Berliner doughnuts.

#5 – Krempita

Visiting Montenegro? Here are 5 sweet treats you've got to try!

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Krempita is puff pastry with thick custard. You’ll find this type of dessert in several European countries. I ate something similar on Lake Bled in Slovenia and have also seen a version in Germany.

Bonus Dessert: Chocolate Mousse

Visiting Montenegro? Here are 5 sweet treats you've got to try!

Remember that chocolate mousse I mentioned? We only got one to split and after tasting it we regretted not buying two. It was so good! While Montenegro has the traditional desserts I mentioned above, you’ll of course find all kinds of tasty treats like this mousse. I’d love to hear what your favorites are!

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Fiona Maclean
    July 28, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Balkan desserts are usually very, very good! I’ve had variations on some of these in Croatia itself. Now I am just feeling REALLY hungry!

    • Reply
      Cate
      August 25, 2017 at 11:01 am

      I agree – they’re very, very good!

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    Lillie
    July 29, 2017 at 2:35 am

    I find it fascinating that so many different countries claim baklava as their own, each with slight differences! Though I love baklava, however, my pick from this list would be Palačinke. It’s hard to beat a chocolate-stuffed crepe!

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      Cate
      August 25, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Yeah, it would be interesting to look at the history of baklava!

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    Siddhartha Joshi
    July 29, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Oh wow…everything in Montenegro looks absolutely yum! I am the biggest fan of sweets and this is a perfect place for me I think 🙂

    • Reply
      Cate
      August 25, 2017 at 11:03 am

      It’s definitely a good place to find delicious sweet treats!

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    Laura Lynch
    July 30, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I thought I’d know more of these than I did. That pancake with the chocolate inside would get me every time. I really want a bite!

    • Reply
      Cate
      August 25, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Right? Chocolate and pancakes, what’s not to love?

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    Anna Faustino
    August 2, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    You don’t need to convince me! Everything looks delicious! Especially the Krempita.

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      Cate
      August 25, 2017 at 11:05 am

      I saw a version of the Krempita on Lake Bled in Slovenia so you may find it if you’re traveling in other Balkan countries, too!

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    Punita Malhotra
    August 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    If I had to choose one, I would go with the mousse, but hey, when it comes to desserts, who counts? Each of them look absolutely divine. Kotor is such a stunning destination.

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      Cate
      August 25, 2017 at 11:06 am

      That mousse was as stunning as the mountains surrounding Kotor!!

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    Liliane Fawzy
    August 3, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    While they all look delicious that crepe one looks absolutely heavenly!

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    Kavey Favelle
    August 4, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Oh I want to eat all five of those, they look so good. I am adding Kotor to my wishlist, my ever growing list!

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    David
    August 24, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Woah! They all look so delicious. Must have been a great experience.

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