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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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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 Day meal. I take what’s left to make an indulgent filling for empanadas. Convenient crescent roll dough makes this recipe easy as pie.
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Classic Tres Leches Cake

Classic Tres Leches Cake

Classic Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leche means "three milk." This cake gets its name because it uses three kinds of milk—evaporated, condensed and cream. This cake's light and airy texture has made it a classic in Mexican kitchens for generations. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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.—

Fried Ice Cream

Fried Ice Cream

Fried Ice Cream

Refrigerated pie crust sprinkled with cinnamon sugar makes short work of this eye-catching, mouthwatering treat from our Test Kitchen. TIP: Keep a batch of these handy scoops in your freezer for impromptu entertaining all year long.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Fruit Salad Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Fruit Salad Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Fruit Salad Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Salsa with strawberries, blueberries and nectarines makes a refreshing side dish. We scoop it up using tortilla chips sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. —Adan Franco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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