You can make empanadas with pineapple, if you like this fruit. Ending out the week of our recipe contest with Libby's are these "on trend" dessert empanadas. In a large bowl, sprinkle apricots with lemon juice. They're fun. Set aside. Period. Add filling. I mean, I'm not like completely "off-trend", but I'm never really the first to adopt a new trend, nor do I always decide a trend fits me. In a flour-coated counter, stretch the cake dough. © 2020 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved. Dip your index finger in the egg white and cirlce the edges of the dough. You can use a fork to seal them better. DOWNLOAD your copy today! Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Repeat with remaining pie crust. ), (Man that feels good to get off my chest.). In a small pot, place 1 tablespoon sugar, the apricots and a bit of water to cover them slightly. Easy Apricot Empanadas Yield. In a small pot, place 1 tablespoon sugar, the apricots and a bit of water to cover them slightly. Place 1 1/4 tablespoons of apricot filling in the center of each pastry circle. That has inspired me to create other delicious treats with apricots, for example, because their taste goes great with cream cheese and the combination makes a perfect filling for sweet empanadas. I actually don't think Avocado Toast is the singularly most wonderful, amazing healthy breakfast Instagram portrays it to be... (Ladies, I love ya, but you need some protein in the morning. From cookies to bars, breads to muffins you're sure to find something special to bake in this FREE cookbook -- Healthy Everyday Baking. As a little kid, I used to love eating guava with cream cheese. But lately, I think it's because I'm an unmillenial. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Serve at room temperature. Cut 3-inch circles with a cookie cutter. beyond edge of pie plate. Sprinkle with a pinch of sugar. And that's okay. Ingredients. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner the web's most prominent portfolio of dietitian-owned websites, including,, and Whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon milk and brush your empanadas with the mix. Spoon about a teaspoon of jam into the center of each one, fold pastry over filling forming little triangles. ), No nutrition information available for this recipe. Grate the pineapple coarsely and cook with sugar and cinnamon. Sometimes I think it's just my personality. And don’t get me started on pastelitos made with that tantalizing combination! Remove from heat and let cool. She is also the host of the podcast, This Unmillennial Life, which was recently named New & Noteworthy on iTunes. Place on greased baking … Place in a can with parchment paper. You can replace apricots with apricot jam or fresh peaches. 4 ounces dried apricots 1/8 cup cornstarch 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon butter 2 Pie Crust Dough (for 2 crusts) Vegetable oil for frying (enough to cover the … Seal the edges well with a fork. In a bowl, whisk in the cream cheese with 1 tablespoon sugar and a pinch of salt, using a hand mixer or spatula. How to Store: If unripe, place apricots in a paper bag at room temperature for one to two days. Thanks for stopping by for today's recipe. (Note: I don't think actually think unmillenial is a word, but I've decided it should be.). Combine sugar, flour and nutmeg. Dampen the outside edge of the circle with water. In Season: Apricot season lasts less than two months, from about mid-May to early July. Roll out the dough to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. What to Look For: For the best flavor, seek out local fruit, and look for those that are deep orange, fairly plump, and soft enough to yield to gentle pressure (but not mushy). Line a 9-in. Mix together the 2 tablespoons of sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle the tops of each empanada Libby's apricot halves (in pear juice), drained and coarsely chopped, 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, at room temperature, refrigerated pie crust (enough dough for 3 pie crusts), You've already read earlier in the week about empanadas as a hot recipe trend at the moment. Once you try these, you'll see why. But what I lack in trendy silverware and CrossFit WODs, I think I make up for in being on-trend with recipes. Please, put an egg on it. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Boil … And that's where this conversation lands with these awesomely easy, very tasty Apricot Empanadas. Garnish your dish with apricot slices and mint leaves (optional. Her recipes largely focus on baked goods and desserts ranging from gluten free to sugar free to slightly indulgent eats for the entire family, but also include easy everyday recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim to 1 in. 1 (15-ounce) can Libby's apricot halves (in pear juice), drained and coarsely chopped; 1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, at room temperature; 1/2 cup sugar; 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon; 1 teaspoon vanilla; Pinch of salt; 1 1/2 packages refrigerated pie crust (enough dough for 3 pie crusts) Powdered sugar