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Sicilian Fruit Filled Pastry

 

48

Yield

2

dozen

Prep

150

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

180

min

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

8 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
*
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening
*
2 each egg yolks
*
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 x water
as needed
*
Filling
2 pounds figs
dry
¼ cup brandy
*
1 cup applesauce
1 ½ teaspoons orange zest
finely chopped
¾ cup raisins, seedless
chopped
6 ounces chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
null
*
1 teaspoon allspice
¾ cup candied citron
chopped
*
½ cup almonds
chopped, toasted
*
¼ cup molasses
½ cup walnuts
chopped
¼ cup dates
chopped
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Icing
½ container powdered sugar
*
1 each egg whites
*
1 x lemon
juice of 1/2
*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Prepare Dough: Combine flour, confectioners sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Cut in shortening; add yolks and vanilla.

Blend and knead.

If a little dry, add cold water a tablespoon at a time to form a pliable dough.

Cut into four parts, knead each well, cover and let rest 1 hour.

Prepare Filling: Immerse dry figs in hot water for about 5 minutes, drain, remove stem and chop.

Mix with all other filling ingredients and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

Prepare Icing: Blend all ingredients together to form a soft icing.

Finish: Roll out dough to a rectangular sheet to 1/8¼ inch thickness.

Cut into strips 4 inches wide.

Place filling along edge of strip to about 1½ to 2 inches to the edge.

Roll dough over to form a tube.

Press edges together.

Cut diagonally into 2 to 3 inch pieces, cut a slit on top.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Do not crowd.

Bake in preheated oven 350℉ (180℃) F for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden in color.

Spread icing on warm cookies; return cookies to oven for a few minutes to set and dry icing.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 712g (25.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 17467% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 316mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 127g 127%
Dietary Fiber 18g 70%
Sugars g
Protein 65g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 20% Iron 83%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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