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)

How to Make Virginia Empanadas


  • 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!

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