Empanadas De Calabasa Sefardicas (Sephardic Pumpkin Turnovers)

Recipe by COOKGIRl
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READY IN: 35mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • * NOTE: Can substitute half the amount of unbleached white pastry flour for the whole wheat pastry flour.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly oil an aluminum baking sheet or line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To make the dough, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the oil and water. With your hands, work the mixture to form a soft dough, adding more dough if necessary so that it loses its stickiness.
  • Cover dough, set aside and let rest.
  • Meanwhile, combine the filling ingredients and mix well.
  • Now on a floured surface roll out the prepared dough to 1/16" thickness. Use a 3" round cookie cutter to cut out the dough. (You could also use a tortilla press to form the turnovers.)
  • Place one heaping teaspoon of the pumpkin filling on one side of each circle, fold over, slightly dampen edges with water, and pinch edges shut. I use my dim sum maker to seal the turnovers.
  • Arrange the turnovers singly on the prepared baking sheet, brush lightly with egg wash and bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool on rack.
  • The uncooked, filled turnovers can be frozen.
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