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    Empanadas de Calabaza At our house we welcome fall with sweet, tasty empanadas made with fresh pumpkin. The pumpkin simmering with piloncillo, cinnamon, and cloves gives off a sweet and earthy scent, reminding us that fall has arrived. To this day, whenever I smell cinnamon it evokes great memories of mi mamá baking in the kitchen. During the fall she would request that I bring her a pumpkin so she could make her delicious homemade pies and empanadas. She preferred the green striped pumpkins or the dark green ones, saying they were meatier. But if I could not find those, the orange ones were acceptable. She always made things work.

    Ingredients

    • 4 to 5 pound pumpkin (orange or striped)
    • 2 cups water
    • 3 cinnamon sticks
    • 5 whole cloves
    • 16 ounces piloncillo or 2 cups packed dark brown sugar
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup shortening
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
    • Canned evaporated milk or egg white
    • Cinnamon-sugar mixture (1 teaspoon ground cinnamon mixed with 1/4 cup sugar)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 24
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 198 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 6.77%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 5.82%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 1 mg 0.17%
    • Sodium: 108 mg 4.5%
    • Calcium: 53 mg 5.33%
    • Potassium: 374 mg 10.7%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 8.9%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 38 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.8%
    • Sugar: 22 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 161.06%
    • Vitamin C 14.18%
    • Vitamin D 0.65%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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