"This is a classic fried dessert bread of Mexico. They're great hot out of the fryer and rolled in cinnamon sugar."


35 m servings 250 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 250 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 381 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat 8 cups shortening in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in 2 tablespoons shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually stir in water just until dough pulls together. Divide dough into 4 pieces and form each piece into a ball. Roll the balls into 8 inch diameter circles. Cut each one into 8 wedges. In a large bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
  3. Fry the wedges until they puff up and turn light brown. Drain briefly, roll in the cinnamon sugar and serve hot.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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  1. 38 Ratings


I made these the other day and they turned out great. I hate to see how a person such as "kmmishler" down there can mess up the rating for this. I also suppose her entire family has gone into ...

The 8 cups of shortening are for frying. Only 2 tablespoons actually go into the sopapillas.

Need to verify ingredients. Hard to believe it takes 8 cups of shortening to make 32 Sopapillas!

Tried the recipe with both honey and the cinnamon sugar. Both myself and the kids preferred the cinnamon sugar. The recipe gave us a different type of dessert. The dough was easy to work with...

I have not made this recipe as yet but have had these in resturants and love them, especiaslly with honey. Can't wait to make them myself. BJ Edwards Chaparral,N.M.

WOW! I made these as a snack for my 5 year old and I tonight, so I cut the recipe in half, and we still didn't finish them. Not eating them up has nothing to do with taste, however. These are ...

Made these for the 1st time at a party recently and they flew off the plate - wonderful fresh, and hot, and it was so incredibly easy!! I did have to add some extra water to make it dough-y eno...

Melt in your mouth! Easy too. We all just loved them.

My kids loved these, although they would probably eat their vegetables if I coated them in enough cinnamon sugar. My Mexican MIL got a good laugh out of them, however. Maybe I added too much wat...