Mexican Desserts

Mexican desserts celebrate chocolate, a prized regional specialty, as well as cream, as in the famous tres leches cake and custardy flan. Other great Mexican desserts play sweetly on mains like tortillas.

Mexican Corn Cake

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This sweet, dense dessert tastes like the love child of cornbread and classic cake. Top each slice with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream and a drizzle of honey.

Vanilla Flan with Butterscotch Sauce

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Cinnamon Churros

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These fried cookies are favorites at Mexican restaurants. Roll the warm churros in cinnamon and sugar, then enjoy!

Mexican Bread Pudding

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Known as caballeros pobres in Mexico, this bread pudding dessert is overflowing with a sweet cinnamon-pecan syrup.

Dulce de Leche Cake

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Richly sweet with a subtle hint of citrus, this luxurious cake is sure to be a hit at any gathering. Look for dulce de leche in the ethnic section of your supermarket.

Bizcochitos with Lemon Glaze

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The tangy glaze on these buttery anise cookies gives them a fresh citrus taste.

Cochinitos de Jengibre-Mexico

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These little cookies are a Mexican tradition, so make sure to use a pig cookie cutter. Decorate with vanilla frosting and white nonpareils to finish the look.

Atole de Fresa (Strawberry Dessert Soup)

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Strawberry soup is a fun spin on the dessert course. Ingredients such as vanilla bean and a cinnamon stick add depth and flavor to make this a dish you can serve all year.

Mexican Chipotle Chocolate Bites

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White Chocolate Flan

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Don't let the unusual combination of ingredients scare you--the mild dried chile pepper and the nutmeg add subtle flavor notes to this white chocolate custard.

Caramel Flans

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Warm caramel flows over these 5-ingredient flan Mexican desserts. These creamy custards are irresistible.

Brie-Apple Quesadillas

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Total: 20 mins

Atole de Fresa (Strawberry Dessert Soup)

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Espresso Flans

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Use a vanilla bean instead of extract to make the custard extra flavorful in this coffee-spiked dessert.

Polvorones

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To toast your own flaked coconut, spread it evenly on a shallow baking pan and cook for five minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Bittersweet Chocolate Flan

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A touch of cinnamon adds a little spice to this chocolate dessert. Top it with pomegranate seeds for a pretty pop of color.

Coconut Flan

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Sweetened condensed milk and canned coconut milk make this flan extra rich and velvety smooth. Chill the flan overnight for a handy make-ahead recipe.

Mexican Desserts  Recipes: Take your pick!
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