5 Desserts for Cinco de Mayo

FNK_MargaritaPie_H

FNK_MargaritaPie_H

Food Network Kitchen’s Margarita Pie for Year of Oats/Drunk Pies/Diners, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Renee Comet

Renee Comet

Whether you’re truly celebrating Mexico’s triumph over the French in 1861’s Battle of Puebla or merely looking for a reason to eat your weight in churros, Cinco de Mayo is a great time of year to revisit dessert recipes that celebrate the flavors and ingredients of Mexican cuisine. From classics like rice pudding and tres leches cake to new interpretations like Mexican chocolate brownies and margarita pie, we’ve rounded up our favorite Mexican-inspired sweets.

Margarita Pie (pictured above)

This easy frozen pie has a light and tangy filling made with fresh lime juice, tequila and cream. Don’t skip the salted lime wedge garnish!

GUY_F_CINNAMON_CHURROS_MEX_DIPPING_SAUCE_H.jpg

GUY_F_CINNAMON_CHURROS_MEX_DIPPING_SAUCE_H.jpg

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

These bits of cinnamon- and sugar-dusted fried dough are classic, but Guy Fieri’s warm chocolate sauce makes this dish sing. It’s made with cinnamon-spiced Mexican chocolate.

Leave it to Food Network star Marcela Valladolid to create a fast and delicious version of this classic pudding. She uses both sweetened condensed and evaporated milks to make a rich base for the dessert.

IMG_2204.TIF

IMG_2204.TIF

Aaron Sanchez’s recipe for brownies, featured in Food Network Magazine, contains a dose of Mexican cinnamon (canela) and ground chile pepper. The spices really accentuate the rich cocoa flavor.

07_TresLeches_238.tif

07_TresLeches_238.tif

Jamie Kimm Marina Malchin ,Jamie KimmMarina Malchin

Is adding fresh, ripe mango to the already decadent three-milks cake gilding the lily? It’s so delicious it doesn’t really matter, does it? Check out this recipe from Food Network Magazine to see how to do it.

Find dozens more ideas for Cinco de Mayo right this way…

Keep Reading

Next Up

Reinvented: Salsa 5 Ways for Cinco de Mayo

Sometimes a basic pico de gallo isn’t enough. Check out these four spins on the classic.

5 Tips to Create the Ultimate Guacamole, Plus Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

If you're set to make the ultimate guacamole this upcoming weekend, keep these five rules, or guidelines, in mind.

Best 5 Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Serve a warm, comforting bowl of chicken tortilla soup for Cinco de Mayo with Food Network's top-five recipes.

5 Elements of a Better-for-You Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Throw a Cinco de Mayo fiesta that your healthy diet can get behind.

Raise a Glass to Cinco de Mayo

Check out a few of Food Network's favorite easy-to-make cocktails ideal for celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo Across the Country

Satisfy your Cinco de Mayo cravings at Food Network-approved Mexican eateries across the country.

Katie's Healthy Bites: 3 Cinco de Mayo Salsas

These festive salsa recipes are packed with fiber, disease-fighting antioxidants and flavor galore. Pair with the grilled meat or fish or serve as a Cinco de Mayo appetizer with baked pita or tortilla chips.