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Strawberry and Raspberry Empanadas

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Remember the Coconut and Lime Cupcakes I made last month as part of the Lady Behind The Curtain challenge? Well it is time for another one. This month’s challenge was strawberries and raspberries. I have to say that I do love strawberries and cook with them often, however, I do not use raspberries very much.

Strawberry and Raspberry Empanada

I do not know why that is, but I just tend to buy strawberries, blueberries and blackberries more often. This is what I love about these challenges, is that it gets me out of my routine. So today I am making some  Strawberry and Rasberry Empanadas. They are really simple to make with prepared ready to bake pie crust dough.  These are perfect for a breakfast or brunch in the summer. They also make a nice dessert or snack.

Strawberry Raspberry Empanadas (Turnovers)

1 1/2 cups strawberries – cleaned, stems removed, drained and sliced

1 cup raspberries –  cleaned and drained

1/3 cup sugar

2 ready to bake pie crusts dough circles (14.1 oz package)

2 tablespoons sugar, for topping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place strawberries and raspberries in saucepan over low heat.

Add sugar.

Strawberry and Raspberry Empanada

While mixture is heating, smash berries together. When berries start to bubble, simmer about another 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Using a 3 1/2″ – 4″ round cookie cutter, cut out circles from pie crust. Place dough circles on a greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet. You may need to re-roll pie crust depending on the size of the cutter you use.

Place about a tablespoon of the fruit mixture on each circle.

 

Strawberry and Raspberry Empanada

Fold over dough in half and secure by pressing down with a fork.

Secure turnover

 

Bake 14-16 minutes on a greased or lined baking sheet until lightly brown. Roll in sugar while still warm. Let cool.

 

Fruit Empanadas

Makes about a dozen.

Strawberries, Raspberries

 

If you would like more information about this challenge, click on the button below.

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Do you cook or bake with raspberries? If so, what do you make?

For more recipes with the strawberry and raspberry combination , see what other bloggers whipped up, below.

 

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Tanusree

Wednesday 19th of June 2013

what perfect empanadas !! looks delicious !

Organizedisland

Thursday 20th of June 2013

Thank you - they are so simple to make too!

Joyce

Tuesday 18th of June 2013

Wow! I love strawberry!! I'm glad to find your blog through June 2013 Bloggy Moms Blog Hop! Nice to meet you! :-)

Organizedisland

Tuesday 18th of June 2013

Thank you for stopping by Joyce! Nice to meet you too :)

Sheryl

Friday 14th of June 2013

LOVE your recipe. Thanks for participating in Behind The Curtain Dessert Challenge. I can't wait to see what you create for next months Blueberries and Lemon Challenge! Have a GREAT week! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

Organizedisland

Saturday 15th of June 2013

Thank you Sheryl! I love your challenges and how they get me to get creative with new ingredient combos. Can't wait for the next one!

jamiegall1930

Friday 14th of June 2013

Oh my, how good do those look? =) I'm such a sucker for strawberries!

Organizedisland

Saturday 15th of June 2013

Me too Jamie! I pretty much love all berries - especially in desserts and drinks!

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Thursday 13th of June 2013

Absolutely delicious looking! I need to make them ASAP! So perfect for Summer :)

Organizedisland

Thursday 13th of June 2013

Thank you! Yes, great for a summer picnic or BBQ.