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Enjoy a taste of the islands! Our Caribbean recipes are so delicious, all that’s missing is a beach and a drink with a tiny umbrella.
This dish has both Puerto Rican & Dominican roots. Originally called pastel horneado (baked pie) it was not made with cheese. It is believed that mid-century when Puerto Ricans mingled with Italians in NYC the dish evolved into a Latin version of Lasagnas, which is where cheese was added to the recipe as well. The new version was introduced to the Island of Puerto Rico and has continued to involve over the years.
This recipe from Irma appears in Episode 1 of Season 1 of The Great American Recipe. Continue