Recipe by Cooking Light July 1995

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Yield:
4 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Remove stems and seeds from chiles, reserving 2 tablespoons seeds; discard stems. Tear chiles into large pieces, and place in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, turning pieces occasionally (be careful not to burn the chiles). Combine chiles and boiling water in a large bowl; cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain. Combine chiles and tomato in a large bowl; set aside.

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  • Combine sesame seeds and cashews in skillet over medium heat. Cook for 3 minutes or until the sesame seeds are lightly browned, shaking the skillet frequently. Add reserved chile seeds; cook an additional 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Add sesame seed mixture to tomato mixture in bowl; set aside.

  • Place tortilla in skillet over medium heat. Cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Tear tortilla and toasted pumpernickel bread into large pieces; add to tomato mixture. Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel.

  • Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add raisins and next 5 ingredients (raisins through cloves); cook 2 minutes or until raisins plump, stirring constantly.

  • Combine raisin mixture, tomato mixture, and 1 cup broth in a food processor; process until smooth. Press mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Combine mixture and remaining broth in skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in sugar and salt. Serve warm.

  • Note: Store the remaining Ancho-Cashew Mole Sauce in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

78 calories; calories from fat 45%; fat 3.9g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 1.5g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 9.8g; fiber 2g; iron 1.3mg; sodium 101mg; calcium 39mg.
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