Rating: 4.33 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
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A unique spin on the traditional Mexican dessert! Fried shells with pineapple filling. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream for a special treat!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon of peanut oil and water using a fork. Divide into 4 pieces, and form into rounds. Set aside.

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  • In a saucepan, stir together the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in pineapple and juice using a wooden spoon. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • Heat the peanut oil in a large deep skillet to 385 degrees F (195 degrees C). Roll out the balls of dough on a lightly floured surface to about 8x5 inch rectangles. Cut into four smaller rectangles. Fry a few pieces at a time in the hot oil until they puff like pillows, about 1 minute. Turn over and fry until browned on the other side. Remove to drain on paper towels.

  • While the pillows are still hot, make a slit along two connecting sides of each one. Open up and fill each one with a rounded tablespoonful of the pineapple filling. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 24.4g; fat 6.5g; sodium 213.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2006
A little on the tough side to make but didn't cut into triangles before frying. Topped them off with the fruit salsa recipie. Read More
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