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How to Make Sweet Potato Turnovers or Truchas de Navidad - Step-by-Step Recipe

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Truchas de Navidad - Sweet Potato Turnovers

Truchas de Navidad - Sweet Potato Turnovers

Lisa Sierra (c) 2009 Licensed to About.com Inc.
Gather all the Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 2 pkgs (12 oz each) puff pastry or pie crust dough
  • OR make your own crust
  • 4 cups unbleached white flour
  • dash of salt
  • 2 heaping tsp sugar
  • 8 oz (226 gr) margarine, cold
  • 8-10 oz cold water (approximately)

Filling:

  • 2 lbs. white or orange sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 2/3 cup whole peeled almonds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp anise extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • powdered sugar for dusting

This sweet potato turnover recipe makes approximately 2 dozen truchas or turnovers 3 1/2 inches in diameter.

If you prefer, use the Text-Only Truchas de Navidad Recipe.

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