Apricot-Filled Empanaditas

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped dried apricots
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
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  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup shortening or lard
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 quart oil for frying, or as needed

Description

Mini Empanadas Are Filled With A Spiced Apricot Jam And Fried Until Golden. 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.

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