Desserts & Breads

Easy Baked Abuelita and Banana Empanadas

Easy Baked Abuelita and Banana Empanadas
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
12 empanadas
Recipe Info - Prep Time
20 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
30 min
Easy Baked Abuelita and Banana Empanadas are perfect for family or entertaining and add a festive flair to any event. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar and serve with whipped cream.


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease large baking sheets.

Step 2

Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; reserve.

Step 3

Heat Abuelita chocolate and cream in small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is completely melted and smooth; remove from heat. Beat cream cheese and melted Abuelita chocolate until mixed well. Fold in chopped bananas.

Step 4

Place 2 heaping tablespoons Abuelita mixture in center of each pastry disc. Wet edges with water; fold in half and crimp edges with fork. Place empanadas on prepared baking sheets; brush lightly with oil and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Step 5

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with whipped cream.


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