PEACH EMPANADAS (SALLYE)

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sallye bates

By
@grandedame

Empanadas (otherwise known as baked pies) are easy to make and are a good addition to any meal.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
yields about a dozen pies
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • FILLING

  • 1 pkg
    sliced frozen peaches , 12 to 14 oz
  • 1/8 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • PASTRY

  • 1 pkg
    premade pie crusts, not frozen (2 per pkg)

How to Make PEACH EMPANADAS (SALLYE)

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 400ยบ

    Partially thaw peaches and pulse in food processor until finely diced (but not pureed)

    Place peaches, sugar and cinnamon in microwave safe bowl

    Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to peach mixture

    Cook on full power for 3-5 minutes until mixture is thickened (stir once during cooking to ensure mixture doesn't get too thick - add a tablespoon of water if necessary)

    Set aside to cool
  2. Remove pie crusts one at a time from package and place on waxed paper

    With a 6 to 8 inch round cookie cutter (or glass) cut circles of dough

    Reform left over dough so you can make more circles

    Use all dough if possible
  3. IF YOU HAVE AN EMPANADA MAKER:

    Place one circle of dough in it and place 1 to 2 tablespoons of peach mixture on one side, then close maker and seal dough into a pie

    IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN EMPANADA MAKER:

    Place 1 to 2 tablespoons of peach mixture on one side of dough circle, leaving about 1/2 inch of dough not covered with peaches

    Fold other side of dough over the mixture and pinch the sides together to seal the peach filling in.
  4. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and place empanadas in a single layer on the sheet

    Cook for 12-15 minutes until golden brown, turning once so both sides will brown

    Remove from oven and place on cooling rack

    You may sift powdered sugar over these if desired.
  5. ALTERNATE DEEP FRY METHOD

    Heat cooking oil to medium high.

    Place empanadas in oil and deep fry for 3-5 minutes until golden brown, turning once.

    Do not crowd pan, you will have to fry in several batches

    Remove from oil and drain on cooling rack

    You may sift powdered sugar over these if desired

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About PEACH EMPANADAS (SALLYE)

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southwestern




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