18 Dulce de Leche Desserts Your Fiesta Has Been Missing

Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding with Glazed Pears
Dulce de leche (caramel's sweeter, richer cousin) is in the spotlight in every one of these fiesta-worthy desserts. We've got super-indulgent dulce de leche ice cream, pies, cakes, and cookies—even quesadillas!—that are all ready to share. The most difficult part of making these yummy dulce de leche desserts? Trying not to lick the spoon before you're finished!

Cajeta Quesadillas with Fruit Salsa

Cajeta is a type of dulce de leche made a little extra sweet and rich by using goat's milk. Instead of cheese, these quesadillas are stuffed with cajeta and banana slices, and topped with a fresh pineapple and blackberry salsa (plus another drizzle of cajeta, obviously).

Dulce de Leche Cake

This gorgeous splatter cake has a surprise inside: dulce de leche cream! Spread a thick layer of dulce de leche cream between white cake layers, then frost with whipped cream frosting, and you're well on your way to creating this dessert masterpiece.

Toasted Quinoa Caramel Pudding

Quinoa in pudding? You might have to taste it to believe it. Give your smooth dulce de leche pudding a little texture by mixing in toasted quinoa. This cinnamon-filled pudding has almost a full cup of dulce de leche stirred in, so it's super sweet and creamy.

Pineapple-Banana Crepas de Cajeta

Take crepes from sweet breakfast to indulgent dessert by stuffing them with bananas and pineapple caramelized in butter and dulce de leche. But the decadence doesn't stop there: Serve each crepe with a hearty drizzle of dulce de leche and rum sauce.

Dulce de Leche Fluff Brownies

Everyone loves chocolate brownies, but how can you make this classic dessert even better? Swirl together marshmallow creme and dulce de leche on top, of course! If you like a little crunch with your brownies, add a handful of toasted pecans before serving.

Skillet Dulce de Leche Peach Pie

Put your pie pan away! All you need is a cast-iron skillet to make this luscious peach pie. Start by grilling peach slices, then spoon dulce de leche over them to make a juicy, gooey filling.

Chocolate Icebox Cookies with Dulce de Leche

A sprinkle of cayenne pepper in the dough for these chocolate cookies helps make them even richer and adds just a little heat. To turn these cookies into cookie sandwiches, use a spoonful of thick dulce de leche for the filling.

Hazelnut-Pear Torte with Dulce de Leche Filling

This showstopper dessert has a secret, and it's not the fluffy dulce de leche filling or juicy pear slices layered into each bite. Instead of using flour for the layers of this cake, we replaced most of it with ground hazelnuts to give this dessert its signature flavor.

Dulce de Leche Sundae Cups

Give your dishwasher a break by serving these sundae cups for dessert—you don't even need bowls! Crispy cinnamon-sugar-coated tortillas form a perfect bowl for ice cream. And, of course, this sundae would not be complete without a warm drizzle of dulce de leche on top.

Dulce de Leche Pretzel Bites

That's right—we made creamy, sticky dulce de leche into a bite-size party snack! When you spread dulce de leche between chocolate-covered pretzels, then dip them into vanilla candy coating, the result is a sweet and delicious no-mess treat that your guests can snag on their way past the dessert table.

Dulce de Leche Snappers

Skip the caramel and use dulce de leche the next time you're craving turtle candies! We made this classic candy recipe a little extra special by baking pecans into sugar cookies, and topping with a dollop of dulce de leche.

Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie with Hazelnut Crust

One bite of this dressed-up pumpkin pie, and you'll never be satisfied with plain pie again. A layer of cream cheese and dulce de leche makes a luscious filling and turns each slice of this pumpkin pie recipe into a gorgeous layered masterpiece.

Frozen S'mores Cake

When we think of s'mores, we don't usually include dulce de leche in our imaginations. But this decadent s'mores cake uses a full quart of dulce de leche ice cream to add cool creaminess to the usual graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate.

Dulce de Leche Alfajores

Alfajores are soft, crumbly South American cookies that are usually held together with dulce de leche. We also added a melted chocolate filling to these cookie sandwiches to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Gingerbread Roulade with Dulce de Leche Cream Filling

You can save this spiced gingerbread cake roll for the holidays, but we won't blame you if you can't wait that long. Swirls of creme fraiche and dulce de leche make the spiral slices of this dessert even more stunning and delicious.

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Torte

This chilly dessert will satisfy any cookie cravings, thanks to a crunchy shortbread cookie crust. What makes this torte special? Two pints of rich, creamy dulce de leche ice cream on top.

Peach-Caramel Blondie Bars

Blondie bars make every party better, but you can take your fiesta up a notch when you serve blondies topped with dulce de leache and fresh, juicy peaches. The only difficult part of making these bars is keeping them stocked on your dessert table.

Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding with Glazed Pears

Rich, indulgent bread pudding becomes even more mouthwatering when you pour dulce de leche over ciabatta bread cubes. To add a double dose of sweetness to this dish, serve with pears cooked in butter, brown sugar, and dulce de leche.

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