Jam-Filled Crescents

Cuernitos de Mermelada

Preparation info
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Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About

Many Mexican weddings are accompanied by fruta de horno, literally “fruit of the oven”—a cornucopia of small baked sweetmeats and pastries, often ordered from convents that specialize in these delicacies. This is a favorite in Chihuahua.


  • cups becon meats
  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspo


Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Chop the pecans finely with a heavy knife and set aside.

Sift the flour and salt together into a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with two knives or a pastry blender until the mixture is like coarse, crumbly sand. Add the egg yolks and mix gentl