Sweet Potato Empanadas
Yield: about 2 dozen
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
- 3/4 cup cold beer
- Sweet Potato Filling
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in beer with a fork until well blended.
- Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into 5-inch circles. Place a rounded tablespoon of Sweet Potato Filling in center of each circle; moisten edges with water. Fold pastry in half, making sure edges are even. Using a fork dipped in flour, press edges of pastry together to seal.
- Place empanadas on baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle over hot empanadas.
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