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Easy Apricot Empanadas

Turn canned apricots into a sweet treat the whole family will love with these Easy Apricot Empanadas.

Turn canned apricots into a sweet treat the whole family will love with these Easy Apricot Empanadas.

~by Regan Jones, RD

As co-owner of The Recipe ReDux I was compensated to manage this recipe contest. 

 

I'm not super trendy. 

I mean, I'm not like completely "off-trend", but I'm never really the first to adopt a new trend, nor do I always decide a trend fits me.

Let's examine: 

I do BodyPump, while everyone around me loves CrossFit...

I actually don't think Avocado Toast is the singularly most wonderful, amazing healthy breakfast Instagram portrays it to be... 

(Ladies, I love ya, but you need some protein in the morning. Period. Please, put an egg on it.)  

And I don't like gold silverware. 

(Man that feels good to get off my chest.)

I'm not exactly sure why I'm so borderline on trends. Sometimes I think it's just my personality. But lately, I think it's because I'm an unmillenial.

(Note: I don't think actually think unmillenial is a word, but I've decided it should be.)

I love you, my younger generation peeps, but I've realized here at two years into my forties, I'm not like you. And that's okay.

I can watch you on Instagram, admire your bright, white, cool, fun millennial life while I sit in my not-so-white-bright house wondering if my stylist is doing a good job of coloring my color-resistant grey roots. 

#ThisIs40+

But what I lack in trendy silverware and CrossFit WODs, I think I make up for in being on-trend with recipes.

And that's where this conversation lands with these awesomely easy, very tasty Apricot Empanadas. 

Turn canned apricots into a sweet treat the whole family will love with these Easy Apricot Empanadas.

Ending out the week of our recipe contest with Libby's are these "on trend" dessert empanadas. You've already read earlier in the week about empanadas as a hot recipe trend at the moment. Once you try these, you'll see why. 

They're fun. They're easy. They're tasty.

And they do all that without a gold fork anywhere on the plate.

Turn canned apricots into a sweet treat the whole family will love with these Easy Apricot Empanadas.


Thanks for stopping by for today's recipe. Be sure to visit The Recipe ReDux to see what all of our other members are cooking up for this recipe challenge! 

 

Turn canned apricots into a sweet treat the whole family will love with these Easy Apricot Empanadas.

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Turn canned apricots into a sweet treat the whole family will love with these Easy Apricot Empanadas.

Easy Apricot Empanadas

Yield

Makes 42

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can Libby's apricot halves (in pear juice), drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 packages refrigerated pie crust (enough dough for 3 pie crusts)
  • Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients (except pie crust) in large bowl using a stand or hand-held mixer. 
  2. Roll out 1 disc of pie crust; using a small biscuit cutter cut out 14 circles. Repeat with remaining pie crust. 
  3. Spoon 1 teaspoon of apricot mixture in center of each circle of dough; fold dough over. Use a fork or back of a spoon to crimp the empananda. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  4. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. 
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  6. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. 
Click for nutritional information
Calories 90
Carbohydrates 11.1g
Fiber 0.1g
Sugar 4.0g
Fat 5.1g
Protein 1.1g
Sodium 108mg
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ReganJonesRD

ReganJonesRD
Regan Jones is the Founding Editor and Sponsorship Director of HealthyAperture and is the author of the QUICK FIX KITCHEN Feature - a collection of recipes that focuses on shortcut cooking without shortcut taste. Her recipes largely focus on baked goods and desserts ranging from gluten free to sugar free to slightly indulgent eats for the entire family, but also include easy everyday recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner the web's most prominent portfolio of dietitian-owned websites, including HealthyAperture.com, TheRecipeReDux.com, BlogBrulee.com and RDs4Disclosure.org.
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