Spiced Pear and Apple Chocolate Empanadas w/ Sweet Cayenne Pepper Dusting

FinSkis Spiced Pear and Apple Chocolate Empanadas w Sweet Cayenne Pepper Dusting

Ingredients

Filling

2 medium sized granny smith apples, diced

2 medium sized pears, diced

60g unsalted butter

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground mace

1/4 tsp ground all spice

1/4 c brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt flakes

1 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tsp caster sugar

Dough

3 c plain flour (all purpose)

¾ c cocoa powder, unsweetened

½ c sugar

Pinch of salt

220g butter, cut into small pieces

2 eggs

2 tbs water

Method

Peel and dice the apples and pears

FinSkis Spiced Pear and Apple Chocolate Empanadas w Sweet Cayenne Pepper Dusting

Heat the butter in a pan till melted. Add the pear and apple and cook for 4 minutes.

Add the cinnamon, mace and allspice and stir to combine.

Stir in the brown sugar and cook for a further 4 minutes or till the fruit is tender.

Set aside to cool.

FinSkis Spiced Pear and Apple Chocolate Empanadas w Sweet Cayenne Pepper Dusting

 The Dough…

Pre heat oven to 180°

Place all the dry ingredients into a food processor. Mix till it’s nicely combined.

Add the butter and mix till completely incorporated into the dry ingredients.

Add the 2 eggs and mix till combined.

Slowly drizzle in the water, it may only take a couple of drops to make the dough form a firm ball. Take this step slow.

Once the dough is a solid ball, remove and knead a few times.

Divide in two, roll out and them and cover separately in cling film.

FinSkis Spiced Pear and Apple Chocolate Empanadas w Sweet Cayenne Pepper Dusting

Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Take one dough portion from the fridge and roll out till quite thin.

FinSkis Spiced Pear and Apple Chocolate Empanadas w Sweet Cayenne Pepper Dusting

Cut out circles and place these in a greaseproof paper lined tray.

FinSkis Spiced Pear and Apple Chocolate Empanadas w Sweet Cayenne Pepper Dusting

Place 1 teaspoon of the cooled apple and pear mixture in the centre of the discs.

FinSkis Spiced Pear and Apple Chocolate Empanadas w Sweet Cayenne Pepper Dusting

Gently fold up and press the edges together. Press down the sean with a fork to help seal.

FinSkis Spiced Pear and Apple Chocolate Empanadas w Sweet Cayenne Pepper Dusting

Place in the oven for 15 minutes.

In a bowl mix together the cayenne pepper and sugar together.

Let the empanadas cool and then sprinkle on the cayenne mixture.

Serve warm or cool

Salud! Blondie…

FinSkis Spiced Pear and Apple Chocolate Empanadas w Sweet Cayenne Pepper Dusting

  FinSkis Spiced Pear and Apple Chocolate Empanadas w Sweet Cayenne Pepper Dusting

Spiced Pear and Apple Chocolate Empanadas w/ Sweet Cayenne Pepper Dusting
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 12
 
A semi sweet Mexican style dessert that is great served with a coffee
Ingredients
Filling
  • 2 medium sized granny smith apples, diced
  • 2 medium sized pears, diced
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground mace
  • ¼ tsp ground all spice
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt flakes
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
Dough
  • 3 c plain flour (all purpose)
  • ¾ c cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • ½ c sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 220g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs water
Instructions
The Filling
  1. Peel and dice the apples and pears
  2. Heat the butter in a pan till melted. Add the pear and apple and cook for 4 minutes.
  3. Add the cinnamon, mace and allspice and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in the brown sugar and cook for a further 4 minutes or till the fruit is tender.
  5. Set aside to cool.
The Dough
  1. Pre heat oven to 180°c / 355°f
  2. Place all the dry ingredients into a food processor. Mix till it’s nicely combined.
  3. Add the butter and mix till completely incorporated into the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the 2 eggs and mix till combined.
  5. Slowly drizzle in the water, it may only take a couple of drops to make the dough form a firm ball. Take this step slow.
  6. Once the dough is a solid ball, remove and knead a few times.
  7. Divide in two, roll out and them and cover separately in cling film.
  8. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  9. Take one dough portion from the fridge and roll out till quite thin.
  10. Cut out circles and place these in a greaseproof paper lined tray.
  11. Place 1 teaspoon of the cooled apple and pear mixture in the centre of the discs.
  12. Gently fold up and press the edges together. Press down the sean with a fork to help seal.
  13. Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  14. In a bowl mix together the cayenne pepper and sugar together.
  15. Let the empanadas cool and then sprinkle on the cayenne mixture.
  16. Serve warm or cool
  17. Salud! Blondie…

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