New Mexico Fruit Empanadas
- Dough Mix:
- 2 cups unbleached flour
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Fruit Mixture:
- 2 cups fresh or canned fruit
- 1/2 cup brown sugar or fructose
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Cinnamon sugar, for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
For the fruit: Mash the fruit with the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Spoon 2 tablespoons of fruit on one half of a circle of dough, then fold it over to look like a half-moon. Pinch the edges with a fork to seal.
Bake until brown, about 15 minutes, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
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Fresh fruit may be cooked but should not be too watery.