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Mexican Dessert Recipes

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

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Mexican Chocolate Crinkles

Mexican Chocolate Crinkles

Mexican Chocolate Crinkles

I love to bake...in fact, my first try at baking "from scratch" is still vivid in my memory. I make a cake for Mom for Mother's Day—and forgot to put in the baking powder! This recipe brings back memories, too—when our two girls were young they often took these cookies to their Scout outings.

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

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
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Mexican Ice Cream

Mexican Ice Cream

Mexican Ice Cream

"I made this ice cream for my grandma and her friends and they said it was so good." This simple, flavorful dessert is a perfect way to get kids involved in the kitchen. —Ben Phipps, Lima, Ohio

Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding)

Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding)

Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding)

Sweet and simple, this creamy dessert is real comfort food in any language. You’ll love the warm raisin and cinnamon flavors. It’s great served cold, too. —Marina Castle, North Hollywood, California

Cinnamon Chocolate Nachos

Cinnamon Chocolate Nachos

Cinnamon Chocolate Nachos

Field editor Kathy Kittell from Lenexa, Kansas found a “sweet” way to serve nachos. “It’s the perfect variation for my friends and family members with a sweet tooth,” she writes. “These buttery crisps disappear fast, so be sure to have plenty on hand.”

Caramel Flan

Caramel Flan

Caramel Flan

Sometimes I like to top this Mexican dessert with whipped cream and toasted slivered almonds. —Anelle Mack, Midland, Texas

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!

Graham Cracker Fried Ice Cream

Graham Cracker Fried Ice Cream

Graham Cracker Fried Ice Cream

This was a dessert I used to order at my favorite Mexican restaurant. I couldn't believe you could fry ice cream, but this recipe is delicious proof. Top it with honey, caramel ice cream topping or whipped cream.—Kay Higgins, Madawaska, Maine

Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie

Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie

Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie

A sweet reminder of South America that comes together fast if you use a store-bought crust and dulce de leche product. —Leisa Miller, Shellbrook, Saskatchewan

Fruity Chocolate Tortilla Cups

Fruity Chocolate Tortilla Cups

Fruity Chocolate Tortilla Cups

Her south-of-the-border treats are meal-ending favorites, notes Marion Karlin, Waterloo, Iowa. “You'll love the presentation of strawberries, apricots, peaches and plums in chocolate-drizzled tortilla cups.”
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