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Pineapple-Yam Turnovers
(Empanadas de Camote con Pina)

Ingredients

Filling

Pastry



Instructions

  1. Filling: Combine mashed sweet potato with remaining ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Pastry: Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Sift together the dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture looks mealy. Add water, just enough to hold the pastry together when kneaded lightly. Roll as thin as pie pastry on a lightly floured board and cut into 3- to 4-inch diameter circles. Spoon filling on one half of the circle, wet edge of the pastry with a little water, then fold the other half of the pastry over; press edges together with fork times. Prick pastry tops.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until delicately browned.
  5. Serve at room temperature.

Makes 15.

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