Gently lay the empanadas onto the prepared baking sheets. I also added sweetened cream cheese into the filling, and after they were done baking I made a thin carmel icing that I dipped them into after they cooled. Today, however, I want to share a recipe for baked beef empanadas, which are also delicious, easy to make and they look great too! Knead the dough a few times in the bowl, then scrape it out onto a floured surface. On a floured surface, roll each dough ball out into a thin circle about 6 inches across; spoon about 1/3 cup of filling into the center of the dough circle. But don't sleep on Mexican desserts! I added cinnamon to the dough because I remembered grandma doing that and used one large can of pumpkin instead of 4 cups. Love them! Filling: Take your pumpkin and place into a large bowl Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved, The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified. It hardened on the outside and took the "boredom" out of the crust. Dessert Empanadas. Beat the egg in a mixing bowl, then stir in 3/4 cup water. Mix the pumpkin, 2 eggs, 1 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves together until smooth. Amount is based on available nutrient data. There's a reason there's a dough recipe here people; it's not just a pie crust. Website Design by Designer Blogs. Sweet potato and pumpkin taste the same to me anyway. First, it is much easier to use pre-made dough or a pie crust. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and baking powder together. This recipe is a good base to start from, but I reccomend several changes. Well, I found my new favorite pastry dough. Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese 1 cup sifted, all-purpose flour 1 cup fruit preserves 1/3 cup white sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon. 12 Servings. Great reviews from everybody who's eaten them! Second, try mixing more cinnamon and some nutmeg into the filling mixture. Most people won't think twice about serving basic cornbread when is on the table. Dusted with powdered sugar. This little guy has an orange zest filling. Directions Day Before: Cream butter and cream cheese together until smoothly blended. Don't forget the 1/4 tsp of baking powder which is omitted in the directions. © Copyright 2020, 20 Things to Cook This Month That Have Nothing to Do With Thanksgiving, 15 Vegan Muffin Recipes for Easy Breakfasts, 15 Comfort Food Dinners That Start With Creamy Alfredo Sauce, 2-Ingredient Snacks That Are Too Easy Not to Make, Use Your Stale Bread in These Savory Bread Puddings, 13 Spiked Apple Cider Cocktails to Celebrate the Season, 15 Comfort Food Casseroles Inspired by World Cuisines, 12 Recipes to Turn Extra Chicken into Healthy Main Dish Salads, 15 Ground Beef Soup Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners, Ground Turkey Slow Cooker Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals, 11 Top Chicken Casseroles That Lean to the Healthy Side, 12 Classic Italian Recipes Made Easy in the Instant Pot, Nutrition Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. This recipe was easy & came out great! I've wanted to try making empanadas for a long time but my grandmother passed away before I was interested in learning how to make them. These turned out great. Cut the shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs; stir the water in, about 2 tablespoons at a time, just until you can gather the dough together. 12 Servings. The Spruce / Diana Chistruga. These are sold throughout Mexico, and you can make modifications to the filling for other savory types, or you can modify the dough slightly to make sweet empanadas filled with fruit jelly or even dulce de leche. Roll the portions into balls. Add comma separated list of ingredients to include in recipe. :-). Beat in the flour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). I decided to add some ground cinnamon into the dough for a bit more color/flavor and they came out great my friends and family ate them all within 2 days. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and knead it until a dough forms. Because over the centuries, Mexican cooks have mastered the sweet side of dinner, too. 1/4 tsp baking powder needs o the dry ingredients. I used one large can of pumpkin, instead of 4 cups. Info. Dessert Empanadas. This photograph does a better job showing the flakiness of the dough. Also cut my empanadas a little smaller and ended up with some extra filling, but that's okay with me as it gives me an excuse to make more empanadas. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. The dough is much more spongy and sweet than pie crust, so no wonder those who use premade crusts are returning less-than-stellar reviews. After putting the egg wash on the empanadas, I sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar. Yum! I also added a couple teaspoons of cinnamon to the dough. I almost missed putting that in! Add comma separated list of ingredients to exclude from recipe. A correction is needed it the Directions. I added some ground cinnamon to the flour mixture like a couple of other reviewers, 5 tsp. Beat with an electric mixer or stand mixer on medium to high speed until light in color and fluffy. Delicious!