Part of a traditional Mexican Christmas are delicious empanadas to enjoy with hot chocolate or a steaming mug of thick champurrado. The empanadas are filled with sweet ingredients such as pineapple, figs, raisins and guava paste with goat cheese. This year, I decided to make my own version and give this classic, a modern twist. When baked, the beautiful gem-like raspberries and smooth cream cheese turned into a bright lavender filling. It's fluffy, and almost cotton candy-like. It was a great surprise to see these beautiful dessert colors pop out of my empanadas. Package them up in pretty tins, cellophane bags or cute cardboard boxes for a very festive homemade gift for your family or a thank you gift for your favorite teacher. Enjoy!
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