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Pumpkin Tamales

12 -15 cups masa harina flour
1 (26 ounce) can pumpkin puree
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground mace
2 cups raisins (dark or golden)
36 -48 dried corn husks, soaked, washed, and drained plus more for ties


In a large bowl combine the masa, pumpkin and sugar. Add the vanilla, mace, cinnamon, and raisins and mix until well blended. To assemble the tamales, place 2 - 3 heaping tablespoons of the masa mixture in the net of the smooth side of the corn husk. Fold the sides of the husk in toward the center and tie the tamale at both ends. Prick the husk several times using the tip of a very sharp knife. Repeat for the remaining tamales. Steam the tamales for 45 - 50 minutes. Serve with a dollop of crema.

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