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La Lechera Sweet Tamales

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La Lechera Sweet Tamales are a tasty variation on a traditional Mexican dessert. Great for entertaining!

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  • Servings: 18


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  • Step 1 of 13

    SOAK 18 large corn husks in warm water for at least 1 hour or until softened and easy to fold.

  • Step 2 of 13

    BEAT butter in large mixer bowl until creamy.

  • Step 3 of 13

    COMBINE flour, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl.

  • Step 4 of 13

    ALTERNATELY ADD flour mixture, water, sweetened condensed milk and oil to butter, mixing well after each addition until consistency of thick cake batter (masa).

  • Step 5 of 13

    STIR in pineapple and juice, raisins and nuts.

  • Step 6 of 13

    SPREAD 1/3 cup masa mixture, using back of a spoon, to form a square in the center of the lower wider portion of one soaked corn husk.

  • Step 7 of 13

    FOLD right then left edge of husk over masa.

  • Step 8 of 13

    FOLD up bottom edge.

  • Step 9 of 13

    REPEAT with remaining masa mixture and soaked corn husks.

  • Step 10 of 13

    PLACE vegetable steamer in pot with lid; add water to just below steamer.

  • Step 11 of 13

    ARRANGE tamales upright in steamer rack.

  • Step 12 of 13

    COVER top of tamales with remaining dry husks and a damp towel; cover.

  • Step 13 of 13

    BRING to a boil; reduce heat to low. Steam, adding water as needed, for about 1 hour or until masa pulls away from husks. Serve warm.

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