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Dulce de Leche, Cheese and Coconut Empanadas

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Dulce de Leche, Cheese and Coconut Empanadas
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 12
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Crispy mini pies filled with dulce de leche, cream cheese and sweet coconut flakes are delicious, and the perfect bite-sized dessert for your next party.
By Mika Leon
Updated Nov 15, 2022

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. In small bowl, mix cream cheese and 2 tablespoons of the coconut flakes.
  • 2
    Unroll 1 pie crust onto lightly floured surface. Using 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut 9 rounds from the crust. Reroll dough, and cut an additional 3 rounds from crust; repeat with second pie crust, for a total of 24 dough rounds.
  • 3
    Top each of 12 dough rounds with about 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture, then top each with 1 1/2 teaspoons dulce de leche. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon coconut evenly over filling on dough rounds.
  • 4
    Using pastry brush, brush edges of each dough round with beaten egg. Top each round with another dough round; press edges together with fork to seal. Prick top of each round with fork; brush tops with beaten egg.
  • 5
    Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For a pretty presentation, place powdered sugar in a fine mesh sieve or strainer, hold sieve over the empanadas, and tap the edge of the sieve to evenly distribute a perfect layer of powdered sugar.
  • tip 2
    Feel free to experiment with other sweet fillings to make this recipe your own.
  • tip 3
    Leftover dulce de leche makes an excellent topping for ice cream, apple pie or chocolate cake! Transfer remaining dulce de leche from the can to a plastic container; cover, and refrigerate up to a week.

Nutrition Information

190 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Empanada
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
9%
Sodium
190mg
8%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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