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Recipe

Creamy Pineapple & Coconut Empanadas

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Ready in less than one hour, these Creamy Pineapple & Coconut Empanadas feature a delicious flavor combination of Greek yogurt, sweetened coconut and chopped pineapple. Serve these delicious and attractive treats as a snack, appetizer or special dessert.

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  • Servings: 12 empanadas

Ingredients

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Directions

COMBINE sweetened condensed milk and yogurt in a medium saucepan; heat over low heat. Add shredded coconut and pineapple.

COMBINE cornstarch and water in small bowl; stir to dissolve. Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into the condensed milk mixture; stir frequently until combined. Increase heat to high; bring to a quick boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture has thickened (it will continue to thicken as it cools). Set aside to cool for 15 to 20 minutes.

PREHEAT oven to 450° F. Grease large baking sheets.

PLACE 1 1/2 heaping tablespoons of pineapple/coconut mixture in center of each empanada disc. Brush edges with egg; fold in half and crimp edges with fork to seal. Place empanadas on prepared baking sheets; brush with egg.

BAKE for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 12 empanadas
Calories 240
Calories from Fat 70
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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