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After-Christmas Empanadas

Turn your leftovers into tasty empanadas using refrigerated pie pastry. We make these savory pastries and freeze them for a quick fix during the holidays. —Cheryl Marinaccio, Webster, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    20 appetizers


  • 1 cup cubed cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup cooked stuffing
  • 2 tablespoons whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons turkey gravy
  • 2 packages (14.1 ounces each) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Rubbed sage, optional
  • Additional turkey gravy or whole-berry cranberry sauce, optional


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, combine turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy.
  • On a lightly floured surface, unroll 1 pastry. Roll out into a 12-in. circle. Cut with a floured 4-in. biscuit cutter. Repeat with remaining pastry.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg with water; brush over edges of pastry circles. Place 1 tablespoon filling on 1 side. Fold dough over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal.
  • Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Brush tops with remaining egg mixture; sprinkle with sage if desired. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm, with gravy or cranberry sauce if desired.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pastries in resealable freezer containers. To use, reheat pastries on a greased baking sheet in a preheated 400° oven 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 empanada: 205 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
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  • Cam625
    Dec 26, 2019

    I thought these were terrific! Perfect way to taste Xmas dinner all over again!