Strawberry chipotle cream empanada

3
2
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
0 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
These quick and easy empanadas require only five main ingredients and can be ready in a snap as a small lunch or snack. The simple bites highlight the sweet-tart taste of cream cheese and strawberry jam, with spicy heat from chipotles in adobo sauce. Thin-crust pizza dough is fast-cooking and delicious.

Ingredients

Flatbread(s)

1 item(s)

Low fat cream cheese

1 Tbsp

Canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

½ tsp

Strawberry jam

1 tsp

Egg(s)

1 item(s)

Water

1 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Using a 3-inch circular cookie cutter, cut two circles from pizza crust. If you desire, use a knife to cut out a strawberry design in the center of one circle.
  3. Place cream cheese in center of remaining circle. Top with adobo chipotle sauce; spread strawberry jam on top.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and water. Brush sides of cream-cheese-topped circle with egg wash. Then brush entire remaining circle with egg wash.
  5. Place egg-washed circle on top of cream-cheese-topped circle. With a fork, press down on the edges to enclose the empanada.
  6. Cover a cookie sheet with a nonstick baking mat. Place empanada on it; bake until golden brown, 8-10 minutes.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes, then halve and serve.

Notes

Source: www.flatoutbread.com