These Fruit Empanaditas are a family favorite treat. Use whatever fruit you have — apricots, apples, plums or a combination of both! There is nothing better than biting into a flakily crust and into a sweet filling!
New Mexican Fruity Blue Quesadillas are a combination of blue corn tortillas, apples, cheese and raisins. Together, these ingredients make a nutritious breakfast or snack.
Chipotle Lime Chicken utilizes opposing flavors (such as citrus and chile or vinegar and chile) to enhance flavor. It is low in fat, sodium and cholesterol, helping to lay a foundation for good health. We like to make this dish when we have slightly more time because of the marinating that is required. Actual preparation and cook time is minimal so it is actually a nice dish to prepare for a weekday meal.
Arroz Dulce is a traditional sweet rice poplular with children and adults alike. It’s another delicacy that people enjoy during the Lenten Season.
New Mexicans delight in natillas, which is a traditional custard, often during Lent. It’s the perfect light dessert to cap off a traditional New Mexican meal!
Grandma’s Meat & Peach Empanaditas (Turnovers) are a favorite family tradition. We make the mincemeat with beef tongue, dried peaches, raisins and sweet spices. Our family always made these with our Grandma on New Year’s Day.
These Fruit Empanaditas are little fruit turnovers that New Mexicans enjoy throughout the Christmas season. You can use any dried fruit but prunes, apricots and peaches are our favorites. Recently, we used mango, pineapple and cranberries for a delicious twist!
Plum Pastelitos are a traditional pastry with a fruit center. They are a traditional dessert for Christmas gatherings in New Mexico. Serve warm with whipped cream or take them on a hike for energy.