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Ham and Cheese Empanadas

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
sheets Pillsbury™ frozen puff pastry sheets
1 1/2
cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1
cup ham, chopped in small pieces
1
egg
1
tablespoon water
1
tablespoon sesame seed (optional)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Use chicken or turkey ham in place of the pork ham to give the empanadas a unique flavor.

In Venezuela these empanaditas made with puff pastry are called pastelitos. They're a popular breakfast menu item, and they’re truly delicious! The fillings can vary: there are cheese, ham and cheese, chicken, beef, ricotta and spinach empanadas, among the many other kinds. At home I make pastelitos quite often, since they're my family's favorite. Prepare them, and surprise your family with a breakfast that's different and oh-so-tasty!

Directions

  • 1 Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • 2 Carefully stretch out the puff pastry. With a circular cookie cutter, cut the dough in 9-inch circles.
  • 3 Mix the cheese and ham in a small container. Set aside.
  • 4 Add 2 tablespoons of the cheese and ham in the center of each circle. Fold and seal the edges with a fork.
  • 5 Mix the egg with the water. Set aside.
  • 6 Arrange the empanadas on a large cookie sheet and brush the top with the egg wash. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, if desired.
  • 7 Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown.
  • 8 Serve immediately.

In Venezuela these empanaditas made with puff pastry are called pastelitos. They're a popular breakfast menu item, and they’re truly delicious! The fillings can vary: there are cheese, ham and cheese, chicken, beef, ricotta and spinach empanadas, among the many other kinds. At home I make pastelitos quite often, since they're my family's favorite. Prepare them, and surprise your family with a breakfast that's different and oh-so-tasty!

Rate and Comment

Oriana Romero Oriana Romero
September 20, 2016

In Venezuela these empanaditas made with puff pastry are called pastelitos. They're a popular breakfast menu item, and they’re truly delicious! The fillings can vary: there are cheese, ham and cheese, chicken, beef, ricotta and spinach empanadas, among the many other kinds. At home I make pastelitos quite often, since they're my family's favorite. Prepare them, and surprise your family with a breakfast that's different and oh-so-tasty!