Don't even think of getting your pork empanada appetizers from the freezer section, please! Not when you can make these tasty minis at home.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 40 servings
1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups flour
3/4 lb. lean ground pork
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 chicken bouillon cube, dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
3/4 cup mashed unpeeled cooked potato es
2 egg s, beaten
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Let's Make It
Beat cream cheese spread and butter in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, mixing well after each addition. Shape into ball. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Meanwhile, brown meat with onions in large saucepan. Stir in bouillon and spices. Remove from heat. Add potatoes; mix well. Cool completely.
Heat oven to 400ºF. Roll out dough on floured work surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Use 3-inch cutter to cut dough into 40 rounds, rerolling dough scraps as necessary.
Spoon 1-1/2 tsp. meat mixture onto center of each dough round; brush edge with egg. Fold in half; press edges together with fork to seal. Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Cut small slits in tops to vent; brush with remaining egg.
Bake 18 to 20 min. or until golden brown.
This is a great make-ahead recipe. Assemble turnovers as directed; place on baking sheet and brush with egg as directed. Freeze until solid, then transfer to freezer-weight resealable plastic bag or freezer container. Freeze up to 3 months. When ready to serve, place desired number of turnovers on baking sheet. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour, then bake as directed.
How to Cook and Mash the Potatoes
Cook (3/4 lb.) cut-up potatoes in boiling water 15 min. or until tender. Drain, then mash with potato masher or fork until smooth.
Use a food processor to prepare the dough instead of the mixer.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 4g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.