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Banana and Cream Cheese Empanaditas Recipe

Serves: 
14
15 minutes
Calories per serving: 190

Recipe Ingredients

Filling:
4 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese at room temperature
1/4 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 bananas (ripe but still firm)
Empanada Dough:
1 egg
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon Flour for dusting
2 chilled pre made rolled pie crusts
3 teaspoons SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine cream cheese, SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend and lemon zest to make filling. Mix until smooth and creamy. Cut bananas into small pieces and fold into cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Beat egg and water together to make egg wash.

Dust flour over a clean work surface.

Unroll pie crust. Cut 7 circles out of each crust using a 4 inch round cookie cutter.

Fill each circle with one tablespoon of filling. With a pastry brush, brush the outer edges with the egg wash. Fold dough to make a half moon shape. Seal the empanada by pressing with a fork along the edges. Brush whole surface with egg wash and lightly sprinkle with SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend. Repeat with remaining pie crust. Place empanadas on baking sheet.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to cooling rack. Serve warm.

Note

Serving Size: 1 empanada

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Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Info Per Serving 14 servings, Serving Size: 1 empanada

Calories
190
Calories From Fat
90
Total Fat
10
g
Saturated Fat
3
g
Cholesterol
20
mg
Sodium
160
mg
Total Carbs
21
g
Dietary Fiber
1
g
Sugars
8
g
Protein
3
g

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