"This is a wonderful traditional dessert served at Christmas time in my family. You may omit the cloves if you prefer a less spicy version." — Delilah Lopez
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chopped dried apricots
1 1/2 cups
1 (.25 ounce) envelope
active dry yeast
shortening or lard
oil for frying, or as needed
This was a great guideline to making empanadas. Instead of Apricot jam though, we used an apple jam (very similairly to the way this one was made) and we baked them instead of frying them. They came out delicous.
I used this recipe more as a guideline. I had fresh apricots I wanted to use up. I scaled the recipe way down to about 1 cup apricots and didn't use as much sugar as the recipe called for. I also used puff pastry and baked these. I loved them, the bf thought they were too tart.
easy to make and very tasty
These were very good... The filling almost tasted like pumpkin somehow. The only thing I would have done different is boiled the dried apricots longer. I ended up with about two cups filling leftover and my dough was gone..
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 249
** Calories from Fat: 74
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