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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.

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

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

Fantastic Flan Pie

Fantastic Flan Pie

Fantastic Flan Pie

I made this pie recently for the first time, and it was delicious! It's creamy and slightly sweet.
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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.

Cherry Biscochitos

Cherry Biscochitos

Cherry Biscochitos

I discovered the wonderful anise flavor of biscochitos, which are traditional cookies of New Mexico. I created my own version with maraschino cherries and fresh cranberries. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma

Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

My mom's favorite cake is Tres Leches, a butter cake soaked in three kinds of milk. I developed a no-fuss version that’s rich and tender. —Marina Castle, Canyon Country, California

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

Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

My extended family shares a meal every Sunday. The aunts and uncles take turns bringing everything from main dishes to desserts like this traditional Mexican cinnamon cookie called Reganadas. —Adan Franco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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