My family wanted pie, so I gave it to them.......in cute little pastry packages. I've always thought of an empanada or turnover as being the petite portable version of a pie. These little bundles of joy are perfect for those like myself who favor a great crust to filling ratio in a pie hehe.
The following recipe asks for mostly store-bought items. You can certainly make the crust and/or filling from scratch if you've got an hour or more of your time to spare. This version, however, only took me no longer than 20 minutes. So if time isn't on your side, then give this a try!
It's as easy as 1 2 3!! And....... less dishes to wash! :p
yields 2 dozen
- 1 package of 2 pie-dough crusts
- 1 can cherry filling
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg beaten
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Gently unroll pie crust dough.
Using a circular cookie cutter or small bowl, cut out circles from the dough. You can also cut out squares using a knife. Fill each circle or square with a tbsp of filling.
Fold over creating a crescent shape or triangle if using square pieces and crease the edges with water or egg wash. Brush empanadas with egg wash and sprinkle sugar on top.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve alone or a la mode with a dollop of whipped cream on top.