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Cinco de Mayo Desserts

These recipes for rice pudding, caramel flans, fruit quesadillas and more will provide a sweet ending to any Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Chocolate Wraps

Chocolate Wraps

Chocolate Wraps

"I was inspired to create this rich dessert after seeing a similar recipe in our newspaper," writes Sunny Goodyear of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. "I love that it frees up my oven for the main course. It is easy and wonderful!"

Almond Coconut Flans

Almond Coconut Flans

Almond Coconut Flans

Individual desserts always make an impression at special occasion suppers and these flans are no exception. The almond and coconut flavor is awesome.—Melinda Winner, Gulfport, Mississippi

Anise Butter Cookies

Anise Butter Cookies

Anise Butter Cookies

Here in New Mexico, these cookies are known as “bizcochitos,” which means “small biscuit.” There are many variations of the recipe, which has been passed down through the generations. The cookies are enjoyed during the Christmas holidays and at wedding receptions and other special celebrations. They’re good by themselves or dunked in milk or coffee. —Mari Lynn Van Ginkle, Sandia Park, New Mexico
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Chili Pepper Cookies

Chili Pepper Cookies

Chili Pepper Cookies

Cut out to look like their namesake, these cookies were sweet treats at the celebration. We used a favorite recipe that makes a tender, slightly soft sugar cookies. By tinting the frosting and adding some colored sugar sprinkles, these can be decorated with out a lot of fuss. They really say "fiesta".—Terri Newton, Marshall, Texas

Cinnamon-Spiced Pumpkin Flan

Cinnamon-Spiced Pumpkin Flan

Cinnamon-Spiced Pumpkin Flan

I love pumpkin and decided to add it to a traditional recipe for flan. It's an interesting change of pace from the usual holiday pie. —Alisha Rodrigues, Tetonia, Idaho

Cinnamon-Sugar Sweet Potato Pastries

Cinnamon-Sugar Sweet Potato Pastries

Cinnamon-Sugar Sweet Potato Pastries

We always have leftover mashed sweet potatoes after our Thanksgiving feast. I take what’s left to make an indulgent filling for empanadas. Convenient crescent roll dough makes this recipe easy as pie. —Sarah Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire

Cool & Creamy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cool & Creamy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cool & Creamy Ice Cream Sandwiches

The unlikely combination of ingredients (including jalapeno peppers and strawberry ice cream) in this cool dessert creates a wonderfully grown-up version of a classic ice cream sandwich. —Melissa Hansen, Rochester, MN

Creamy Flan

Creamy Flan

Creamy Flan

Flan has always been a hit with my family and friends so I downsized it to be just enough for two. It is so delicious and creamy!—Amanda Pettit, Logan, Ohio

Easy Bizcochitos

Easy Bizcochitos

Easy Bizcochitos

Bizcochitos, with their wonderful citrus and spice flavors, are special cookies we look forward to each year. It just isn't Christmas Eve at our house if we don't have these cookies with mugs of Mexican hot chocolate.

Easy Lime Sundaes

Easy Lime Sundaes

Easy Lime Sundaes

For a fun-looking dessert or a refreshing treat, I rely on limes. I cut the fruit in half and remove the pulp.—Patty Burk, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Eggnog Tres Leches Cake

Eggnog Tres Leches Cake

Eggnog Tres Leches Cake

When the holidays roll around, my family eagerly anticipates sampling my Eggnog Cake. It's rich eggnog flavor is delightful.—
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