Sweet Almond Tamales with Pastry Cream Recipe
This sweet version of tamales from scratch has chopped almonds in the masa and is filled with pastry cream flavored with a touch of vanilla.
This is an authentic sweet tamale recipe (tamales dulces de pina) with canned pineapple, butter, and shortening in the masa dough. They taste delicious and will melt in your mouth.
These authentic, sweet Mexican tamales are made with cooked, sweetened pineapple, coconut, and raisins and the masa dough is mixed with butter instead of lard.
These sweet tamales with orange, almonds, and raisins are eaten as dessert in Mexico. Try to find extra sweet ripe oranges for the best flavor.
This authentic homemade tamales recipe stuffed with a spicy chicken filling with 2 types of chiles comes from the Mexican region Oaxaca.
Leftover holiday turkey can be transformed into turkey tamales made with corn oil instead of lard. Serve with lime wedges.
In this authentic recipe from Mexico, homemade tamales are stuffed with a spicy tomatillo sauce with poblano chiles and Monterey jack cheese.
These are just like the tamales my Abuelita used to make for special occasions. This recipe makes a lot, but if you're going to go to all the trouble of making tamales from scratch, you might as well have a party! You will need butchers' twine and a large pot with a steamer basket to make these. May be frozen up to 6 months in heavy-duty resealable plastic bags. To reheat, thaw in refrigerator and then steam or microwave until heated through.