Catholic Recipe: Pumpkin Filling for Empanaditas

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cooked pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon aniseed

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Origin: United States California Missions

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Also Called: Relleno de Calabaza

Empanaditas is one of the traditional foods eaten in the California Missions. So many of these foods are a combination from Mexican, Spanish and Native American cultures. The filling can be sweet or savory: pumpkin, beans or meat.

Foods from the California Missions, like empanaditas, are a wonderful way to honor Franciscan saints like St. Junipero Serra.

DIRECTIONS

Cook all the ingredients for 15 minutes. Cool before filling the empanaditas.

Recipe Source: California Missions: A Complete Pictorial History and Visitor's Guide, The by Sunset Editors, Sunset Books, 1979