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Mexican Dessert Recipes

Take a taste of these recipes including caramel flans, Mexican wedding cakes, peach enchiladas, sopapillos and more.

Sopaipillas

Sopaipillas

Sopaipillas

Light, crispy pastry puffs, sopaipillas are a sweet way to round out a spicy meal. They make a nice winter dessert served warm and topped with honey or sugar. —Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas

Creamy Caramel Flan

Creamy Caramel Flan

Creamy Caramel Flan

If you're unfamiliar with flan, think of it as a tasty variation on custard. One warning, though—it's very filling. A small slice of flan goes a long way! —Pat Forete, Miami, Florida

Flan

Flan

Flan

This light egg custard recipe comes from a missionary friend who lives in Mexico. It's very typical of the Southwest...and very delicious!
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Pastelitos De Boda

Pastelitos De Boda

Pastelitos De Boda

In Mexico, these rich cookies are called "Little Wedding Cakes" and usually are served with hot chocolate. Since moving here close to Mexico from the Midwest, I've enjoyed trying authentic recipes—they're a sharp departure from the Iowa favorites I grew up with! I love introducing these to relatives and friends! —Terri Lins, San Diego, California

Penuche

Penuche

Penuche

My mom used to make this brown sugar fudge every year during the holidays, both for our family and to give as gifts. It has such wonderful old-fashioned flavor. We still savor the tradition.

Blueberry/Kiwi Flan

Blueberry/Kiwi Flan

Blueberry/Kiwi Flan

This is a recipe that's fun to make, pretty to serve and tastes good, too. It's also versatile—you can use whatever fruits are your favorites.

Rich Chocolate Wraps

Rich Chocolate Wraps

Rich Chocolate Wraps

Never thought of using a tortilla to wrap something sweet? This novel treat will make a believer out of everyone from the very first bite. It's smooth creamy filling has a wonderfully rich chocolaty taste and a hint of cinnamon.

Quick Elephant Ears

Quick Elephant Ears

Quick Elephant Ears

Our eight children love helping make these sweet crunchy treats. We fry flour tortillas for a few seconds in oil, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. They're fun to make for a large group. I usually do the frying, then have one of the older kids add the coating.

Mexican Cookies

Mexican Cookies

Mexican Cookies

Add a sweet treat to meal of tacos, enchiladas or fajitas with these easy-to-make dessert.—Kathy Ybarra, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Margarita Tres Leches Cake

Margarita Tres Leches Cake

Margarita Tres Leches Cake

The first time I ever had Tres Leches cake I felt like I was in Heaven. I have made it at home using several techniques and flavors and this Margarita twist on the classic is my favorite. —Laurie Lufkin, Essex, Massachusetts
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