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Pineapple Sopapillas

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Ingredients
For the pillows :
  All-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 3 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 2 Tablespoon
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
For the filling :
  Granulated sugar 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Canned crushed pineapple 20 Ounce, undrained (1 Can)
  Peanut oil/Salad oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
For the filling
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
To make pillows:
1. Into medium bowl, sift flour with baking powder and salt.
2. Using two knives, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
3. Add water and mix well to form a soft dough.
4. On lightly floured pastry cloth, knead dough until smooth, cover with bowl and let it stand for 20 minutes.
To make filling:
5. In a medium saucepan, combine granulated sugar and cornstarch.
6. Stir in pineapple with a wooden spoon and cook mixture over medium heat, stirring, until boiling.
7. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly and set aside to cool.
8. Divide dough into four parts.
9. Flour a pastry cloth lightly roll each part into a rectangle 8 inches long, 4 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick.
10. Cut each rectangle into four pieces (4 inches by 2 inches) and move to edge of pastry cloth.
11. In deep skillet, slowly heat peanut oil (at least 2 inches) to 375f on deep-frying thermometer.
12. Fry gently dropping dough pieces, three or four at a time until puffy for about 1 minute.
13. Turn and brown other side, lift from oil with slotted utensil, lift from oil and drain well on paper towels.

FINALIZING
14. Into the hot pillows, with a sharp knife, make a slit along one long side and one short side of each.
15. Gently lift up tops and fill each with a slightly rounded tablespoon of the filling.

SERVING
16. Sprinkle tops with sifted confectioners' sugar and serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Deep Fried
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pineapple
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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