*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Pumpkin Empanadas
 
 Recipe By     : Pumpkin Patch Website
 Serving Size  : 18   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pumpkin                          Desserts
                 Pastry
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 3/4  cups          pumpkin puree
      3/4  cup           granulated sugar
    1      teaspoon      ground allspice
    4      cups          all-purpose flour
      1/2  cup           sugar
    1      tablespoon    plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
    1      teaspoon      salt
    1 1/3  cups          shortening
    1      cup           plus 2 tablespoons milk
    1                    egg white -- beaten
      1/2  teaspoon      ground cinnamon
      1/4  cup           sugar
 
 Combine pumpkin, 3/4 cup sugar, and allspice; stir well, and set aside.
 Combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening with
 pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Sprinkle 1 cup of milk
 evenly over surface; stir with a fork until all dry ingredients are
 moistened.  Shape into a ball; chill.  Roll out to 1/8-inch thickness; cut
 into 4-inch circles.  Place 1 tablespoon of pumpkin mixture in the center of
 each circle.  Moisten edges with additional milk; fold in half, and press
 edges together with a fork.  Brush empanadas with egg white; place on
 ungreased baking sheets, and bake at 450 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or
 until golden.  Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over empanadas
 while still warm. MC formatting and posted by bobbi744@sojourn.com
 
 
 
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 NOTES : Makes 1 1/2 dozen.
        Origin: Lone Star Legacy I