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Turkey Empanadas, or Oven-baked Callazones

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

These lovely Turkey Empanadas, are surprisingly simple to prepare. They make up in a jiffy, and are so delicious! Especially when served with a turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. Delighfully different, but oh so tasty. Soon to become a favourite in your home too!

Pastry: 2 c all purpose flour

½ tsp slat

2/3 c shortening

1/3 c cold water

  1. Prepare the pastry in usual way, making sure that it is smooth and easy to handle, rather than crumbly.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and kneed it until smooth.
  3. Chill briefly, if time permits.

Filling:

1¼ c diced turkey

4 medium potatoes

1 medium onion

1 c finely diced turnip/carrot mixed

salt and pepper to taste

beaten egg for brushing

  1. Peel and quarter the potatoes, then dice them into small cubes. Set aside in a bowl of water to prevent browning.
  2. Dice the onion finely. Set aside with the other ingredients, keeping them handy.
  3. Divide the pastry dough into the number of servings required for your family.
  4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface fairly thinly into a round circle.
  5. Take a selection of the filling ingredients and pile them onto the dough slightly off center.
  6. Lightly moisten the outer edge of the dough, season the filling with salt and pepper, topping with a nut of butter.
  7. Fold the lower ½ of the pastry circle over the filling, and join the moistened edges.
  8. Transfer the pastry to a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  9. Brush each pasty with the beaten egg, and make a small slit on top.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Serve with turkey gravy, and your choice of vegetable sides. Having any leftover cranberry sauce available as a condiment is a nice touch to this meal. (More cost cutting and economical recipes are available in the ‘category’ section of betweenclosefriends.com blog)