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Dried Cherry & Cheese Empanadas Recipe

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Pastry


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1/3 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt

Directions:
Directions:
In food processor, pulse flour, salt and baking powder until combined. Add butter; pulse until crumbly. Add sour cream; process until dough comes together. Press into a disc, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 min to 1 hour.
 

Filling


Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/3 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp butter
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/3 cup cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup goat cheese, softened
2 tsp honey
1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions:
Directions:
In skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion and thyme for about 4 min or until just beginning to brown. Stir in cherries; cook for 2 min. Let cool; set aside.

Preheat oven to 400F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Stir cream cheese, goat cheese and honey into cherry mixture. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 16 rounds using 3 inch cookie cutter, re-rolling scraps once. Place 2 tsp of filling onto center of each round; fold in half to enclose filling.

Using fork, press edges together; arrange in single layer on prepared baking sheet. Using tip of knife, cut three steam vents in each empanada; brush tops with egg.

Bake for about 30 min or until golden.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
25 min.

 

 

 

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