Apricot Empanades

Apricot Empanades Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Pat Campbell


A very good friend gave me this recipe. These are very good warm, or cold. Try various fruit jams, or come up with your own.By leaving out lemon peel, and leaving off cinnamon and sugar, the dough is very good with various meat fillings. Use your imagination. I have made them with left-over meatloaf, before sealing, try spoon-ful of catsup or bbq sauce on meat, seal and bake. Try pulled pork, chicken, the alternatives are just about endless.


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes 35
30 Min
20 Min


Add to Grocery List

1 cup
butter, softened
2 pkg
(3 oz ) cream cheese, softened
2 cup
all purpose flour
2 tsp
grated lemon peel
6 tbs
apricot jam
cinnamon and sugar

How to Make Apricot Empanades


  • 1In small mixing bowl, cream butter and cream cheese till light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour and lemon peel. Shape dough into ball. Cover and refrigerate over night.
  • 2Remove dough from fridge one hour before rolling. On lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 17 1/2 X 12 1/2 inch rectangle. Cut into 2 1/2 inch squares. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon jam onto each square, brush edges lightly with water, fold pastry over filling, forming a triangle, seal edges well with a fork.
  • 3Place on greased baking sheet, Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 375 for 15-18 minutes or till golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • 4Try other fruit jams, or make up your own. Leave lemon zest out of dough recipe, and try meat, like left-over meatloaf, chopped ham and scrambled eggs, pulled pork and favorite b b q sauce, ham and cheese, chicken, hamburger, try your own variation.

Printable Recipe Card

About Apricot Empanades

Leave a Comment

Pinch Tips: How To Wash Fruits & Vegetables Recipe

pinch tips: How to Wash Fruits & Vegetables

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The Just A Pinch Test Kitchen shows how to wash fruits and veggies.

15 Unique Watermelon Recipes

15 Unique Watermelon Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Our favorite summer fruit has been reinvented in these 15 unique watermelon recipes.

8 Cranberry Recipes Popping With Flavor

8 Cranberry Recipes Popping With Flavor

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Cranberries aren't just for sauce anymore. We've found 8 cranberry recipes that shine a spotlight on this tart treat.