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A Salvadoran treat. The outer layer is made from sweet plantains and the inner filling is a delicious cinnamon cream. Serve sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
48 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 28 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Filling:

Directions

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  • Boil plantains in a large pot of water until tender, 20 to 30 minutes; drain.

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  • Peel plantains while still hot and mash in a bowl until smooth.

  • Pour mashed plantains into a saucepan; add 1/2 cup sugar, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Refrigerate until cooled, about 20 minutes.

  • Whisk 1/2 cup milk and cornstarch together in a small bowl until smooth.

  • Combine 2 cups milk, 2 tablespoon sugar, lemon zest, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until filling thickens, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Pinch off a piece of the plantain mixture and roll into a ball the size of a golf ball. Flatten into a disc and place 1 tablespoon of filling in the center; fold in half and press edges to seal into an empanada. Repeat with remaining plantain mixture and filling.

  • Heat oil in a deep skillet. Fry empanadas in batches until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

Cook's Note:

Look for plantains that are yellow with black spots.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 39.7g; fat 3.8g; cholesterol 5.1mg; sodium 120.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 1 stars
05/04/2020
This was terrible! I don't know if I did something wrong, or what but they were inedible! The dough was so lumpy and grainy, and the inside was gooey...do not recommend! Read More