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Em"pi"nadas

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Empanadas are a type of pie eaten in Latin countries. In Argentina they are filled with meat, however in Mexico they are filled with fruit and good yummy sweetness.

I can remember growing up in South Texas and walking to the bakery with my Great Grandmother (Abuelita) to pick from all the Pan Dulces (sweet breads). My favorite were always empanadas. You never could tell what the filling was going to be, but you couldn't wait to find out if it was pineapple, pumpkin, cinnamon apple or peach. Sometimes times the only way to know what was inside, was to take a bite.

This is my take on a childhood memory. I use multiple fillings and I don't label or separate them just to keep the mystery of what's inside , like when I was a kid.
 
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Step 1: Grocery List

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1. Pillsbury Grands (flakey)
2. Butter
3. Flour
4. Pumpkin pie filling
5. Stewed or fried apples (can be canned or from scratch)
6. Cinnamon
7. Peach preserves
8. Strawberry preserves


*any preserves will work you can get creative.

Step 2: A Grand Time

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Flour your prep surface so that your biscuits don't stick. Open the Pillsbury grands and take one biscuit. Divide the biscuit in half. Take one half and lay flat. Roll or stretch the biscuit thin until it is twice the normal.

Set aside and continue the process on the remaining biscuits.

Step 3: Strawberries And Cream (Fresas Con Crema)

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Open the strawberry preserve and place one spoonful on the flattened biscuit. Add some creme. Fold the biscuit in half forming a pocket. Fold or roll the edges until the pocket is sealed. Take a fork and crimp the edge to prevent the pocket from opening during the baking process.

Step 4: What A Peach.

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Open the peach preserve and place one spoonful on the flattened biscuit. Fold the biscuit in half forming a pocket. Fold or roll the edges until the pocket is sealed. Take a fork and crimp the edge to prevent the pocket from opening during the baking process.
Remag12347 months ago

Look delicious. You lost me when I saw Grandes UGH!. IMHO all those "so-called biscuits" have an artificial tastes.

I haven't tried Grandes biscuits, but use Pillsbury or Walmart's Pie Crusts to make something similar:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Baked-not-Fried-Pi...

I am going to try some of Michael's fillings.

rfhewitt7 months ago

I love empanadas! This looks easy and certainly worth a try! Thanks for posting!

sparkyar7 months ago

worst "repulgue" ever :) but nice instructable. thanks!

Mielameri7 months ago
YUM...what a great idea, and so simple, too! This would be a fun thing to do with kids--passing on the tradition to the next generation :)
Michael C (author)  Mielameri7 months ago
Thank you. This is very fun to do with kids. I have to say your superman picture rocks.
Thanks! Super hero casual day at the office ;)

Mini Pies! I love it!