---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: EMPANADAS DE FRUTA
  Categories: Mexican, Cookies
       Yield: 8 servings
  
 -----------------------------------DOUGH-----------------------------------
       6 c  Flour
       1 ts Salt
       1 tb Sugar
     3/4 c  Shortening
   1 1/2 c  Water
 
 -------------------------------FRUIT FILLING-------------------------------
      20 oz Mixed dried fruit
     1/2 lb Raisins
     3/4 c  Sugar
     1/2 ts Cloves
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Nutmeg
       1 c  Pinon nuts (other nuts okay)
  
   Mix flour, salt and sugar; add shortening and mix well. Add beaten egg to
   water and then to dry mixture. Dough should be soft but not sticky. Make
   small balls of dough. Roll out to 5 inches diameter and 1/8 thick. Place a
   heaping teaspoon of filling on half of rolled out dough turning other half
   of dough over and pressing edges together. Pinch edges between thumb and
   fore finger giving the dough a half-turn. Fry in deep fat until golden
   brown. Drain. To make fruit filling, add enough water to cover the dried
   fruit and raisins. Cook over low heat until tender. Add sugar, spices, and
   nuts. Mix until well blended. ( A 21 oz. can of fruit pie filling can be
   substituted for the fruit filling.)
  
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