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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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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

Fruity Dessert Tacos

Fruity Dessert Tacos

Fruity Dessert Tacos

Here's a dessert you can feel good about eating! Fresh fruit and zippy jalapeno make a tasty filling for sweetened tortillas. Fruit-flavored yogurt or honey can be drizzled over the tortillas if desired. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

Lime Sundaes

Lime Sundaes

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
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Mayan Chocolate Biscotti

Mayan Chocolate Biscotti

Mayan Chocolate Biscotti

Those who enjoy Mexican hot chocolate will also like the subtle sweetness and slight heat found in every bite of this perked-up biscotti. —Chris Michalowski, Dallas, Texas

Mexican Chocolate Sugar Crisps

Mexican Chocolate Sugar Crisps

Mexican Chocolate Sugar Crisps

My grandma loved these so much, she would hide them from my grandpa! I think of her every time I make a batch. Like Mexican spice? Try stirring in a little chili powder. —Michele Lovio, Thousand Oaks, CA

Tres Leches Cupcakes

Tres Leches Cupcakes

Tres Leches Cupcakes

Infused with a sweet silky mixture using a trio of milks, these little cakes are three times as good. Because they soak overnight, they're an ideal make-ahead dessert for an upcoming fiesta. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Apple Cheese Wraps

Apple Cheese Wraps

Apple Cheese Wraps

These tortilla-wrapped apple and cheese treats are a light alternative to apple pie, notes Grace Malone from Lafayette, Colorado. "They're also a fun brunch item," she says.

Brown Sugar Pecan Candies

Brown Sugar Pecan Candies

Brown Sugar Pecan Candies

These sweet candies are similar to those served at Mexican restaurants in our area. The recipe comes from a cookbook put together by the staff of the school where I teach. —Barbara Windham, Houston, Texas

Chipotle Peach Pie

Chipotle Peach Pie

Chipotle Peach Pie

This daring recipe takes peach pie to a new level. You might be surprised at the combination of ingredients, but don't judge it until you taste it.

Cranberry Chocolate Cookies with a Kick

Cranberry Chocolate Cookies with a Kick

Cranberry Chocolate Cookies with a Kick

This one's a cookie that makes you stop in your tracks to figure out what that delicious flavor is on the back of your palate.—Shalana Patout, Rozet, Wyoming

Dark Chocolate Dessert Fondue

Dark Chocolate Dessert Fondue

Dark Chocolate Dessert Fondue

This wonderful dessert is a favorite of my daughter's. She loves to choose the different 'dippers' and it is so easy for me to make.—Shannon Abdollmohammadi, Woodinville, Washington
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