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Appetizers

Vegetable and Cheese Empanadas

Vegetable and Cheese Empanadas recipe
photo by:kraft
I loved it
posted by
1amichel
on 10/17/2012
time
prep:
20 min
total:
35 min
servings
total:
12 servings, 2 empanadas each
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what you need

3
cups  flour
1/2
tsp.  salt
2/3
cup  shortening
2
 eggs, divided
1
cup  finely chopped onion
2
Tbsp.  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
2
cups  fresh spinach, cooked, drained and finely chopped
1
cup  finely chopped cooked carrots
2
cups  KRAFT Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses

Make It

MIX flour and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add 1 of the eggs; mix well. Gradually add 2/3 cup water, stirring until mixture forms a ball. Wrap tightly; refrigerate while preparing the filling.

COOK and stir onions in dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat until tender. Add spinach and carrots; cook and stir 5 minutes. Remove from heat; cool. Stir in cheese.

ROLL out half of the dough on lightly floured surface to 1/16-inch thickness. Cut into 4-inch circles. Repeat with remaining dough. Spoon 1-1/2 Tbsp. of the spinach mixture onto center of each dough circle. Beat remaining egg; brush onto outer parts of circles. Fold dough in half to cover filling; press edges together to seal. Make a small cut in top of each empanada. Place on baking sheet; brush with any remaining egg.

BAKE at 375°F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
Share these delicious empanadas with friends and help each other stick to the serving size.
Make it Easy
Use ready-made pie dough instead of making your own. Cut into circles as directed, rerolling dough scraps until all of the dough is used. Continue as directed.
Make Ahead
Prepare and bake as directed; cool completely. Freeze in an airtight container or sealable freezer-weight plastic bag. To reheat, place frozen empanadas on baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until heated through.
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