Pumpkin Sopaipillas

Cuisine: Latin
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 20- 30 small pieces
Sopaipillas are a fried, doughy pastry that are so easy to make and so good that they're dangerously addictive.
Got any sweet potato or pumpkin purée leftovers? Transform them into sopaipillas!  These puffy, deep-fried doughy "pillows" can be found all over Latin America, although they can go by other names (including "sopapillas") and can vary slightly in the recipe. In parts of Chile, pumpkin is a common addition to the traditional sopaipilla.  They make for a delicious dessert, an indulgent snack, or a tasty accompaniment to your morning coffee. Just fry them up, drizzle with honey or sugar, and enjoy!


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  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add the purée and melted butter, and keep mixing until a smooth dough forms (similar to cookie dough).
  2. Cover with a napkin and let stand for 20 minutes.
  3. Roll onto a floured counter until reaching the desired thickness. Cut into circular shapes using the top of a glass or any other round shape.
  4. Heat oil to 350 f.
  5. Fry for 2-3 minutes per side until they are golden brown.
  6. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  7. Let cool and sprinkle confectioner’s sugar.
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