Friday, July 16, 2010

Empanadas with Goat Cheese

I got this recipe out of the latest RealSimple issue. They have an article featuring a whole bunch of three-ingredient dishes, and this was one of them.

It's so simple, it's not even a recipe, really, but they were SO GOOD. I made them the other day when a friend came over and we gobbled them all up!

You need:

2 sheets of refrigerated pie dough (you can also make your own, if so inclined)
4 oz. of goat cheese

Roll out the pie dough and cut 3-inch circles out. I used a biscuit cutter, but you could also use the rim of a drinking glass.
Spoon a little goat cheese (about 1/2 a tsp. or so) in the middle of the circle.
wet the edges of the dough with a little water and then fold it in half, pinching closed (be careful not to get cheese in your seam).
Bake in the oven at 350 for about 20-25 minutes until they're golden and delicious.

Then, dip them in a little salsa and eat. So, so yummy!


LauraSuz said...

Those sound so good and a great hassle-free snack. I'm not sure if Dan would like goat cheese but I'm sure any cheese would work inside those suckers.

Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

yes, i thought about using cream cheese too - much more mild!

molly YEH! said...

YUM!! i love empanada's and i've been looking for a good recipe!! i literally went through an entire empanada phase last fall and could not get enough of them!!