Prep Time 1 Hr
Cook Time 30 Min
Servings 12
Difficulty Moderate

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps. Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 2 pears, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed smoked turkey breast
  • 1 cup shredded Manchego cheese
  • 2 recipes prepared
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Directions

  • Step 1

    HEAT oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pears, onion and sugar. Cook 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Remove from heat.

  • Step 2

    STIR cream cheese in medium bowl until smooth. Stir in turkey and Manchego cheese until blended. Fold in pear mixture until blended. 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 3 tablespoons turkey 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 of 12 empanadas)

  • Calories 380
  • Calories from Fat190g
  • Total Fat 21g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 680mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 34g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 13g
  • 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