Friday, February 15, 2008

Apple Empanada


Jan 25

I decided to make apple empanada today. I wanted to make an apple pie but I didn't have enough apples and lacked some ingredients. I have made a lot of meat empanadas before, so I was confident it would turn out right. This is a photo of the baked apple empanada.






Ingredients:

2 apples, cored, peeled and diced
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt

Dough:

2 cups flour
2 tbsp.sugar
1/2 tbsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup shortening (butter or lard)
1/2 - 1 cup ice water

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Stir together apples, sugar, and cinnamon. Cook over low heat for 10 to 12 minutes, until apples are tender. Set aside.

Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and sift together. Cut in shortening with a fork. Stir in water to a dough consistency. Place dough in a bowl, cover and leave it for 10 minutes.

Roll out dough into small balls and flatten with a baking pin. Another way is to roll out dough 1/8-inch thick on a floured surface and cut out with a 4-inch round cookie cutter; place one tablespoon apple mixture in center of each circle. Sprinkle edges with water; fold circles in half. Seal edges with a fork and brush the top with milk. Set aside.

Adjust oven temperature to 300 degrees. Bake empanadas for 20 minutes. YUM!

Of course I read some recipes online, got some ideas and incorporated them. You can check these websites:

www.bakespace.com
www.cooks.com

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