Ham and Cheese Empanadas

These Ham and Cheese Empanadas are not only easy to prepare, but also sure to delight everyone. They make for a perfect party appetizer, particularly for the little ones!



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Separate one dough disc; top with one slice of ham and grated Queso Blanco.
  3. lightly wet (with water) the edge of one half of the disk, then seal it by folding the empanada in half, making the wet edge meet the dry. Apply a little bit of pressure on the edge to help dough stick together.
  4. With the tip of a fork, gently mark the edge of the empanada. Don’t put too much pressure to avoid cutting or piercing the dough.
  5. Place it on a greased oven sheet and repeat the process with the rest of the discs.
  6. Brush all closed discs with beaten egg and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

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