How to make it

  • 1 )To make the pastry: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and margarine with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in flour and alt. Knead the dough lightly by hand. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • 2 ) To make filling: In a medium skillet, cook the onion and garlic in the reserved bacon drippings for 4 minutes or until the onion is tender but not brown. Stir in the crumbled bacon, the spinach, cottage cheese, pepper and nutmeg. Let the mixture cool.
  • 3 ) Preheat oven to 450º.
  • 4 ) On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry until it is 1/8 inch thick. Using a 3 inch biscuit cutter, cut out as many pastry circles as possible. Place 1 tsp. Of filling on half of each pastry circle. Moisten the edges of the circle with egg and fold the other half of the circle over the filling.
  • 5 ) Place the pastries on ungreased baking sheets. Gently seal the edges of the empanadas with the tines of a fork. Brush the empanadas with egg. Use the tines of a fork to prick small vent holes in each. Bake in the 450º oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the empanadas are golden.
  • Ready to serve with salsa.
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    " It was excellent "
    rosiek ate it and said...
    These sound awesome. Will definately be making these. Great post. Thanks and a 5 to you.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    beautiful presentation delicous recipe thanks bunches
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