Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian
Episode: Thanksgiving
Save Recipe Print
Total:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
16 empanadas
Level:
Easy
Total:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
16 empanadas
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, mash the sweet potatoes with a fork, and mix in the cream cheese, brown sugar if using, lemon juice, and pinch of salt until creamy. Remove the dough from the tube and separate into 4 rectangles. Working with 1 rectangle at a time, roll over the perforated lines in the dough to seal together. Cut the rectangle in half and then cut the halves into 2 triangles. Place a heaping teaspoon of sweet potato filling in the center of each of 4 triangles. Fold the dough over on each, as if you were making ravioli, and pinch the edges together.

Continue making little triangle empanadas with the rest of the dough, 16 total. Place the triangles on a parchment-lined baking sheet and into the preheated oven. Bake the empanadas until golden, about 10 to 12 minutes. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and pinch of salt. While still warm, brush the empanadas with melted butter, and then gently toss in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve the empanadas with tangy plain yogurt for dipping.

Cook's Note

Use a tiny bit of water if the dough is too dry to seal. Omit the brown sugar if the sweet potato leftovers are already sweetened.

More from:

Kickoff Snacks

Best of Food Network 4 Videos

Get the Recipe

Crown Roast Ribs 01:03

This budget-friendly crown roast will impress your holiday guests.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Baked Potato Wedges

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Ground Beef Empanadas (Picadillo)

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Potato Latkes

Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Cranberry-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee

Cheesy Potato Casserole

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Sweet and Sour Pork

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Sweet Skillet Cornbread

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Browse Reviews By Keyword