5 Desserts for Cinco de Mayo

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

Photo by: Renee Comet

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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!



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.



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.



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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.

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