Prep Time 45 min
Cook Time 30 Min
Servings 12
Difficulty Moderate

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsps. Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tbsps. all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 (8 oz.) container lump crabmeat, picked over
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 recipes prepared
  • Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil

Directions

  • Step 1

    MELT 3 tablespoons shortening in large skillet over medium heat. Add corn; saute 3 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar. Remove from skillet.

  • Step 2

    MELT remaining 3 tablespoons shortening in same skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion; saute 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Stir in half-and-half gradually. Add salt and nutmeg. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens. Fold in corn, crab and thyme. Remove filling from skillet and cool completely.

  • Step 3

    DIVIDE Empanada Dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each on lightly floured surface into 6-inch circle. Brush edges with water. Spoon 1/4 cup corn mixture onto each circle. Fold dough in half to cover filling. Seal edges by pinching or pressing with fork.

  • Step 5

    HEAT oven to 400°F. Beat egg in small bowl with fork until foamy. Brush over empanadas. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

  • Step 7

    HEAT 1 inch oil to 350°F in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook in batches, 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown, turning halfway through cooking time. Drain on paper towels. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

Serving size
(1/12 of recipe)

  • Calories 370
  • Calories from Fat190g
  • Total Fat 21g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 380mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 35g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 9g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet