Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian
Episode: Thanksgiving
Total:
25 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
16 empanadas
Level:
Easy
Total:
25 min
Active:
10 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

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Calley's Sweet Potato Pie

Recipe courtesy of Calley Anderson

Sweet Potato Hash

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Mesa Grill Potato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Sweet and Smoky Baked Beans

Recipe courtesy of Steven Raichlen

Sweet and Tangy Orzo Salad

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Crispy and Creamy New Potato Pie

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

German Potato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

German Potato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Mary Nolan

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake 00:56

These colorful cupcakes are sure to make a splash at any summer gathering.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking