Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stone Fruit Empanadas {Vegan}

Day 173.

My husband bought me my awesome canning set for Mother's Day. So, when I got plums and plumcots in our CSA box, I knew I had to make him some plum jam. (He is a huge plum fan.) And then I asked him whether he wanted muffins or tarts made with the jam. He chose tarts. Well, I'm not the world's best at forming pastries and, when I looked around the internet for various tart styles, I found one that folded the dough into crescent moons. I thought, well that's different. So I tried it. Sealing the dough as intended (with just a bit of water) didn't work out for me. I ended up crimping the edges with a fork and turning them into Stone Fruit Empanadas. Yum.

Stone Fruit Empanadas
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 to 1 cup shortening (or sub butter)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water
Filling
  • Stone Fruit Jam or for a Thanksgiving leftovers treat, fill with cranberry sauce
Directions
Mix flour and salt. Work shortening into flour. Add enough water to make dough form a ball without being sticky. Roll it out with a rolling pin to about 1/8-inch thickness on a floured board. Cut dough circles with a cookie cutter (I used the lid of my jam jar).

Place 1/2 to 1 teaspoon jam in the center of each round. Fold into a half-moon and crimp seam with a fork. Prick the top of each with a fork and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Makes about 15 tarts.

The Results
Mmmm...I had to defend a few of these from the kids so my husband could actually enjoy the treat. Delicious. I really like the crust and the jam turned out fantastic.

This post is shared with Real Food Wednesday, Recipes I Can't Wait to Try, What's Cooking Wednesday, What's on Your Plate?, What's on the Menu Wednesday, Let's Do Brunch, Works for me Wednesday, Gold Star Wednesday, These Chicks Cooked, Foodie Wednesday and No Whine Wednesday.

9 comments:

  1. Empanadas--I love these little pies. You make it look so easy and I still have a jar of Green Gage Plum jam from last fall. This looks like a fun project. My favorite part--they are vegan! Thanks!

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  2. These look so good! What a great summer dessert.

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  3. Thanks! They are delicious. And ddzeller, I bet the Gage Plum jam would be perfect.

    Jessica, I was wishing I'd made a double batch. They're all gone now. Luckily, I have more jam!

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  4. This looks so good. Just look at those little beauties! Please come over to my link party and share some of your tasty recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday. http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  5. Those look amazing good! I will have to try those for sure!

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  6. these look amaaaazing. will most definitely have to make these at the weekend! (if i blog about it - the link will be coming your way!)

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  7. OMG!! These are amazing. I made them this morning with some fresh nectarine jam (again thank you!). My fiance ate 2 and wanted another! I reminded him that he wanted to share them with company later and he said "Eh, we have enough!"

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  8. KJ: hahaha, that is awesome. I hope the guests like them, too (if they get a chance to eat any!)...I bet that is yummy with nectarine jam.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back and visit us tomorrow.
    Thanks again.
    I hope to see you there!

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