When it comes to cooking a lot of recipes, there are alternatives that can make a similar result without as much of the hassle. This strawberry pie empanada recipe is one of these alternatives. Rather than making an entire pie, you can make some quick hand pies using your Machika empanada dough press. You can purchase a Machika Empanada Dough Press Set at this link today. Not only is it a simple recipe, but it is also fun to make for the entire family. Try making this recipe with your friends or family and share your joy of cooking with the people you love.
This recipe is easy to follow and only requires a couple of common household ingredients like flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. This recipe makes around 12 servings of empanadas, though it will depend on how much filling you use per empanada and the size. The Machika Dough Press Set comes with 4 varying sizes from small to large. To get started with this recipe, you will need to make (or purchase) empanada dough and make the strawberry pie filling before assembling using your Machika Dough Press Set.
Quick Strawberry Pie Empanada Filling Recipe
Now that you have your homemade or store-bought dough ready, you can make your strawberry pie filling! This filling will have all the tastes and flavors you expect from a strawberry pie so that every bite of your empanada reminds one of a bite of pie.
Strawberry Pie Empanada Filling Ingredients
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 cups of strawberries
- ¼ cup of water
Strawberry Pie Empanada Cooking Instructions
Making your strawberry pie filling is the easiest part of this recipe next to assembly using your Machika Dough Press, of course. All you need to do is cut your strawberries into small pieces and add all your ingredients into a pan or pot. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until all the sugar and most of the water dissolves. Let sit at room temperature before use.
Homemade Empanada Dough Recipe
If you want to make your own dough or had trouble finding a good pre-made dough from your local grocery store, then the process is simple, though a little time consuming. You can prepare dough for this recipe a day in advance to make it quicker.
Quick and Easy Empanada Dough Ingredients
All you need to make the dough is:
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 stick of unsalted butter cut into cubes
- a single large egg
- ¼ cup of water
- 1 teaspoon of salt
Dough Preparation Instructions
You can make the dough either by hand or by using a food processor. Simply mix you 3 cups of flour with your salt before adding your butter and mixing thoroughly. Fold your dough in on itself until the butter is evenly mixed. In a bowl, add your water and mix thoroughly until the dough is one large ball. You can use the empanada dough right away or store in the fridge for later. To use, simply roll out your roller until the thickness you desire. For empanadas, you typically want your dough very flat.
How to Make Strawberry Pie Empanadas
With your strawberry pie empanada filling cooled and your dough ready to be used, you are now ready to assemble your empanadas. To do so using your Machika Dough Press, follow the simple instructions below:
- First use 1 cup of all-purpose flour on the surface you will roll out your dough on. This will prevent the dough from sticking.
- Flatten and cut into perfect sized circles using the back of your dough press (the side without crimped edges).
- Flip the dough press over and lay the cut dough across the edges.
- Fill with a spoonful of strawberry pie filling and close the dough press to seal the edges.
- Repeat until you are out of dough or filling.
- Before throwing on a non-stick baking sheet and pan, make a quick egg washing using 1 whole egg beaten with 1 tbsp of milk. Brush the egg wash onto your empanadas before baking them in an oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
(Optional) sprinkle a little extra powdered cinnamon across your empanadas while hot out the oven.