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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Turnover, Tart or Fried Pie?

This is exactly what I remember
as a fried tart!

Being one of the true GRITS (Girls Raised in the South), it was not unusual when growing up to have fried tarts during any occasion, any time of the day. The best were the fresh apple or fresh pear (hard to choose between those two, really!) However, if life demanded I make a choice, it would be the pear simply because of the pear tree in the back yard! Doesn't get any fresher than that! When I discovered this day's celebration, it's name was not familiar until reading the article Empanada shells make great tarts! My mouth started watering as the memories flooded my brain! 'Delicioso'!

April 8 is...
National Empanada Day

ifood.tv states celebration on May 8. Um-m-m-m? Typo?
This American celebration originated in northwest Spain and in the 21st century is enjoyed the world over. An Empanada is basically a single-fold, single-serving turnover being baked or fried, also referred to as a handheld fried pie. It boasts both the sweet and savory varieties hosting fruits, sugars and syrups or meats, cheeses, or oils. Originally being made with bread dough, today many are made with flaky pastries.

Recipe Time!
Start with Breakfast...

 Breakfast Empanadas Recipe

 Cheese Empanadas Recipe

Go for the sweet...

Sweet Potato Empanadas with Pecans Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Empanadas Recipe

Caramelized Pear Blue Cheese Empanada Recipe

To the savory...

Mushroom-Cheese Empanada Recipe

Empanadas with Ground Beef Recipe

Cheesy Chicken Empanada Recipe

To the Sweet & Spicy...

Spicy Sweet Pulled Pork Empanada Recipe

 To Empanadas for Every Taste...

15 Great Recipes

Get to work and get some made!

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!