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Empanadas or Pasties
Here in Texas we call these Empanadas, but I have a Aussie friend that that say she and the Brits call them Pasties. The key to this recipe is the dough. Make it ahead and keep it in the Fridge at least a day ahead but no more than a week.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup fruit preserves (or see filling list below)
1. DAY BEFORE: Cream butter and cream cheese together until smoothly blended. Beat in the flour. Shape dough into a smooth ball, wrap in foil or cling wrap, and refrigerate overnight or up to a week.
2. AT BAKING TIME: Remove dough from refrigerator 30 minutes before using. Start heating oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
3. You can roll chilled dough thin on lightly floured surface and cut with 3 or 4 inch round cookie cutter or pinch off and roll into a ball by hand and flatten with a glass on a floured surface. I flatten it with the bottom of a glass saucepan myself. Place small spoonful of preserves or any filling of choice in center of each round, moisten edges with water.
4. Fold the round over and press edges together. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet ay 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
Immediately roll in sugar mixed with cinnamon (traditional) OR in confectioners' sugar if preferred.
Brush with melted butter and a sprinkle of Garlic Salt
*Mashed sweet potatoes, cinnamon and sugar
*Fried Apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and squeeze of lemon juice
*Strawberry Pie Filling
*thickened red beans, chopped smoked sausage, chopped onion and lots of chili powder
*hamburger,diced onions,potatoes, a splash of red wine vinegar and gruyere cheese
*scrambled sausage, sauteed green peppers and onions and velveeta, with some salsa on the side
As a one time Yooper, a pasty means something entirely different to me, but these sound really good. Other than the fact that they are baked, they sound like the fry-pies that we used to make at the bakery. They were about the same size, filled with pie filling, fried for a couple of minutes on each side, and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar or drizzled with icing. They were really good, but I certainly don't need the extra calories from the cooking grease.