Virginia Empanadas

Allison Hazell


Trying to use up pantry items before I move, I came up with this great snack/appetizer! I call it Virginia Empanada because I used smoked VA ham. They are rich and savory with a hint of sweetness. So easy and quick!

★★★★★ 3 votes
9 snacks/apps
10 Min
20 Min


1 pkg
refrigerated pie crust round (not frozen)
4 oz
package of cream cheese
1/3 c
lachoy sweet and sour sauce (or a fruit marmelade)
3 slice
smoked va ham (deli sliced) or left over baked ham
3 tsp
craisins and/or nuts (optional)


1Put refrigerated round pie crust on prep sheet. Cut into 9 equal squares/triangles...some will be triangles.
2In center of each square place a heaping teaspoon of cream cheese. Push in a crasin or nut if desired.
3Rip up ham slices into pieces that will fit on top of the cream cheese and allow the dough to fold over it.
4Place a small dollop of Sweet and Sour sauce or marmalade on top of the ham.
5Fold dough over to form triangles and press all edges with fork prines.
6Brush triangles with sauce or marmalade. Bake for 20 minutes at 375. Let cool, filling will be very hot!