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virginia empanadas

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
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 ratings)
yield 9 snacks/apps
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For virginia empanadas

  • 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)

How To Make virginia empanadas

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