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       Title: Empanadas De Fruta
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 8 servings
  
            Dough:
       6 c  Flour
       1 ts Salt
       1 tb Sugar
     3/4 c  Shortening
   1 1/2 c  Water
            Fruit filling:
      20 oz Mixed dried fruit
     1/2 lb Raisins
     3/4 c  Sugar
     1/2 ts Ground cloves
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Nutmeg
       1 c  Pinon nuts (other nuts okay)
  
       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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