Ghoulish Empanads

Lisa 'Gayle' Goff


A halloween idea for my sandwich challenge


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15 Min
15 Min


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1 pkg
refrigerated pie crust
egg yolks, beaten
green food coloring (preferably the paste)


1-1/2 lb
sweet potatoes (or yams..the orange ones)
1 Tbsp
butter softened
1/4 tsp
ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Ghoulish Empanads


  • 1peel, cook and puree sweet potatoes
  • 2combine pureed potatoes with butter, cumin and salt and pepper
  • 3Preheat oven to 450 while you assemble empanadas
  • 4unfold pie crust onto a floured board, using a 3" biscuit cutter cut 20-25 circles
  • 5scoop a tsp of filling into the center of each circle, fold over to a half moon shape, seal well with a fork or your fingers
  • 6combine egg and food coloring and brush onto empanadas
  • 7bake 10-12 minutes until crisp and cooked through.

    You could put a dipping sauce with this if you want, maybe a warm "blood" marinara or a garlic butter??

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