PEACH EMPANADAS (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

Empanadas (otherwise known as baked pies) are easy to make and are a good addition to any meal.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
yields about a dozen pies
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

FILLING

1 pkg
sliced frozen peaches , 12 to 14 oz
1/8 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
cornstarch
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 c
water

PASTRY

1 pkg
premade pie crusts, not frozen (2 per pkg)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 400ยบ

Partially thaw peaches and pulse in food processor until finely diced (but not pureed)

Place peaches, sugar and cinnamon in microwave safe bowl

Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to peach mixture

Cook on full power for 3-5 minutes until mixture is thickened (stir once during cooking to ensure mixture doesn't get too thick - add a tablespoon of water if necessary)

Set aside to cool
2Remove pie crusts one at a time from package and place on waxed paper

With a 6 to 8 inch round cookie cutter (or glass) cut circles of dough

Reform left over dough so you can make more circles

Use all dough if possible
3IF YOU HAVE AN EMPANADA MAKER:

Place one circle of dough in it and place 1 to 2 tablespoons of peach mixture on one side, then close maker and seal dough into a pie

IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN EMPANADA MAKER:

Place 1 to 2 tablespoons of peach mixture on one side of dough circle, leaving about 1/2 inch of dough not covered with peaches

Fold other side of dough over the mixture and pinch the sides together to seal the peach filling in.
4Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and place empanadas in a single layer on the sheet

Cook for 12-15 minutes until golden brown, turning once so both sides will brown

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack

You may sift powdered sugar over these if desired.
5ALTERNATE DEEP FRY METHOD

Heat cooking oil to medium high.

Place empanadas in oil and deep fry for 3-5 minutes until golden brown, turning once.

Do not crowd pan, you will have to fry in several batches

Remove from oil and drain on cooling rack

You may sift powdered sugar over these if desired

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southwestern