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If you're looking for easy recipes for dessert, then you must make these New Mexico Style Sopapillas today! Fluffy, crispy, and perfect with honey! | asimplepantry.com

Crispy Homemade New Mexico Style Sopapillas

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 24



  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt and shortening. Slowly stir in water and mix until dough is smooth. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan to 375 degrees. Roll out dough on a floured surface until ⅛-1/4 inch thick. Cut into 3 inch squares, then fry in batches until puffy and golden brown on both sides, around 4 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels and serve warm with honey.


Nutritional info will be skewed based on the need for a lot of oil for frying. If cooked at the proper temperature, assume a retention of about 1 tablespoon of oil per sopapilla.