Empanadas de Fruta

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SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix flour, salt and sugar; add shortening and mix well.
  • Add beaten egg to water and then to dry mixture.
  • Dough should be soft but not sticky.
  • Make small balls of dough.
  • Roll out to 5 inches diameter and 1/8" thick.
  • Place a heaping teaspoon of filling on half of rolled out dough turning other half of dough over and pressing edges together.
  • Pinch edges between thumb and fore finger giving the dough a half-turn.
  • Fry in deep fat until golden brown.
  • Drain.
  • To make fruit filling, add enough water to cover the dried fruit and raisins.
  • Cook over low heat until tender.
  • Add sugar, spices, and nuts.
  • Mix until well blended. ( A 21 oz. can of fruit pie filling can be
  • substituted for the fruit filling.)
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