These Raspberry Lemon Cream Galettes are an excellent light dessert for a Cinco de Mayo party, served along side Q Squared NYC ‘s Talavera Collection!

Raspberry Lemon Cream Galettes

I like to think about entertaining as a way to live a more generous, full life. It’s a way to bring close friends, old friends, or new friends together, to relax, enjoy, and share!

I’m big on delegation, and having guests contribute to the meal, which is where the sharing comes in!

Cinco de Mayo.

With Cinco de Mayo almost here, now’s the time to start thinking about your menu and a festive table setting!

We create a lovely setting, invite friends in, everyone contributes and we enjoy delicious food together.

We fill up on friendship and love, encouragement and inspiration.

Cinco de Mayo Talavera Collection

Talavera Collection.

With my friends at Q Squared, NYC, I recently set a table using their new dish hammered texture line, Talavera Collection.

Talavera Dinner Plates

Talavera Salad Plates

Talavera Appetizer Plates

And, by the way, their product may look like fine china, but it’s 100% highest quality melamine, dishwasher safe (top and bottom rack), heat resistant, and best of all lightweight and durable!

With this beautiful new pattern, it was a given that I’d use their Provence Red flatware and red cloth napkins!

Cinco de Mayo Talavera Collection

Set the table.

In a small glass vessel I placed dry black beans, and dug up a few succulents from the backyard.

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Classic blue-rimmed Mexican beverage glasses.

Dollar Store vibrant-colored vases off to the side, with sweet peas, and tea light candles.

Cinco de Mayo Talavera Collection

A fun festive tassle garland from my friend Abby at Prospect Goods.

And we always seem to end the party with some tasty treat.

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Raspberry Lemon Cream Galettes.

This dessert recipe today is SO easy, anyone can make it.

Whip the cream and add in either lime or lemon curd.

Wash and prepare fresh raspberries.

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Open a package of yummy gullets (Mexican cookies).

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Serve where guests can help themselves.

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Or, prepare ahead and serve on a tiered, brightly-colored cookie stand!

Perfect for Cinco De Mayo!

So sit back, relax, enjoy the hospitality around you – feel loved, soak it in, then go back out to your own little world, and open your arms to your community and do it all over again!

Hospitality is contagious!

What’s a go-to Mexican dessert that you like to make for company?

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Raspberry Lemon Cream Galettes

Easy last-minute dessert recipe for Mexican themed dinner, or Cinco de Mayo!


  • 1 package galette cookies
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup lemon or lime curd
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries


  • In a small bowl, whip the heavy cream, using a hand mixer. Add in the curd and gently mix.
  • On each cookie, spread the lemon mixture, topping it with 1 raspberry.
  • Place cookies on a platter and serve!
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Raspberry Lemon Cream Galettes

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