Tuesday June 25th 2019

Empanaditas Con Almendras

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Recipe: Empanaditas Con Almendras


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup ice water
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles crumbs.
  3. Add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened.
  4. Shape into ball and roll onto lightly floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness.
  5. Cut into 2 1/2-inch circles. Mix almonds, sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Beat egg white with almond extract until frothy.
  7. Stir in almond mixture.
  8. Place one teaspoon filling on each circle.
  9. Wet edges and seal with a fork.
  10. Fry in deep fat fryer at 400 degrees F until light brown, turning once.
  11. A deep fat fryer is essential for preparing these.
  12. Drain and dredge while hot in powdered sugar.
  13. Traditionally served on Christmas Eve and for meriendas.
  14. Yield: 3 dozen

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12

Culinary tradition: Mexican


Empanaditas Con Almendras, 3.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
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