Saturday, January 8, 2011

Low-Point Empanadas - Take 2

I previously posted a blog on some delicious fruit-filled empanadas. They were wonderful little treats that have already "magically" disappeared. :) My family enjoyed them so much they asked if I'd make more. Today I found another recipe for these tasty treats, slightly larger in size, which made them all the more enjoyable. Still low point, feel free to have them anytime of the day, even breakfast. They're a very tasty pastry! :)

Low-Point Empanadas - Take 2
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup cold butter
- 1 cup plus 2 Tbs cottage cheese
- Fruit preserves/filling (any flavor)
- Betty Crocker Icing 
Place flour in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in cool butter and mix until the flour is crumbly. Blend in cottage cheese until mixture forms a ball. Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll out dough in flour to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut circles out of the dough (approximately 4 to 4 1/2 inches in diameter). Place on slightly greased cookie sheet and place a spoonful of fruit filling in the middle of the dough. Fold over dough and seal using a fork. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool and top with 1 teaspoon of icing (if desired). If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings = 15
Serving size = 1
Points per serving = 2.8

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