Recipe by mspianomistress
"I got this authentic Mexican dessert recipe from a friend from Mexico. The fruit, cookies and creamy filling mixture give it a delicious and unique flavor and texture. You can find the cookies in the Mexican foods section of your local grocery store."
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1 (14 ounce) can
sweetened condensed milk
1 (5 ounce) can
1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
small limes, juiced
1 (20 ounce) package
Mexican Maria cookies (galletas Marias)
1 (15 ounce) can
fruit cocktail, drained
1 (15 ounce) can
sliced peaches, drained
The end product was very good. The recipe needs some editing . . . I was unable to find a 20 oz package of the Galletas Marias, so, based on the recipe, I bought four 6 oz packages. I have two entire packages left. [I used 12 oz of cookies, exactly.] The other issue I had was making several layers in a 9x13 inch dish with one 15 oz can of fruit cocktail. I used a rectangular Rubbermaid container, which, I believe is a bit smaller than the one called for, and a single [14.5 oz] can of fruit cocktail only made a single layer. I ended up using four cans of fruit cocktail, using one can for each layer. I also sliced my peaches in half to get them to sort of cover the top - leaving open spaces between. You could easily use 2-3 cans of peaches. After making 5 layers of the dipped cookies, I had just a few tablespoonfuls of the sauce left, which I drizzled over the top layer, before puting the peaches on top. Everyone who tried this complimented me on it (=
this used to be my favorite dessert when I was a kid. I totally forgot about it, I can't wait to try it and give it to my kids. My mom only used peaches but I will give the fruit cocktail a try. We call it "Carlota"
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pastel Galletas (Cookie Cake)
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 130
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