Looking for a light and fruity treat that can be enjoyed any time of the year? Peach empanadas will be a huge palate pleaser for your whole family. This light, buttery, flaky dessert contains fresh glazed peaches in the middle — perfect for finishing off a delicious dinner.
Empanadas are fried or baked turnovers (kind of like handheld pies) made of pastry and filling. They come from Latin American tradition and can be either savory or sweet. This particular recipe is easy to make and offers a hint of cozy winter flavor that complements an explosion of summertime fruit. It’s very similar to peach empanadas made with pie crust — in fact, many who try this recipe say it’s reminiscent of peach cobbler or pie. The flavors and texture will bring you right back to the Dutch oven desserts from your childhood summer camp outs.
Feel free to try this recipe with other fruits — and let us know what you think in the comments below!
A Deliciously Fruity Treat for the Whole Family
Peach empanadas are ideal for the summertime season. From May to September, you can find sweet, ripe peaches in season at your local supermarket or orchard. Peak harvest time usually sets in around July and August, so make it an outing for the whole family to go pick your own peaches for dessert!
When looking for peaches to use in your empanadas, seek out the ones that are slightly soft to the touch — unless you’re making the empanadas a different night. If the peach is too firm, it’s not quite ripe yet and won’t be very sweet. Look for ones that are free of bruises so you won’t end up with a mushy mess.
How to Store Peach Empanadas for Future Use
After making the empanadas, you might end up with extras that you’re not ready to bake yet. In this case, fill the rest of the dough with peaches and store the leftover empanadas unbaked in an airtight storage container. Keep them in the freezer until you’re ready to bake them. When that time comes, follow the directions above, brushing the tops with egg wash and baking until lightly golden brown.
We recommend serving peach empanadas warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. If you don’t like peaches, you can easily substitute them for another fruit, such as bananas, apples, cherries, pears, blueberries, mangoes, strawberries, or guava! And if you’re not a huge fruit person, you could even fill them with chocolate or a rich cream cheese frosting.
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Peach Empanadas Recipe
This recipe pairs a simple but rich pastry dough with the natural sweetness of peaches. Feel free to try other fruits, such as apples and pears.
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 peaches peeled and quartered
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour divided
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 5 oz. cream cheese
- 12 tbsp. butter at room temperature
- 1 egg white optional
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Add butter and cream cheese to WildSide+ jar. Secure lid and press "Pulse" 6–8 times or until butter and cream cheese are blended and creamy.
- Add salt and 1 cup flour. Secure lid and pulse 6–8 times. Use spatula to scrape sides of jar.
- Add ½ cup flour, secure lid, and pulse 6–8 times. Use spatula to scrape sides of jar.
- Add remaining flour, secure lid, and pulse 10–12 times or until all flour is incorporated.
- Press dough together to form ball. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Divide dough into 12 balls, and roll out each into a disk.
- Add peaches, sugar, and cinnamon to clean WildSide+ jar. Secure lid and pulse 3–4 times or until peaches are roughly chopped.
- Add peach mixture to medium saucepan, and bring to boil. Simmer 10–15 minutes or until mixture thickens.
- Add 2 tablespoons peaches to half of each disk of dough. Fold other half of disk over covered half, and pinch edges to seal.
- For a glossy finish, brush tops of empanadas with egg whites. Bake for 15–20 minutes.
Note: Unbaked dough can be wrapped and frozen for later use.
Calories 230, Fat 15 grams, Saturated Fat 9 grams, Cholesterol 44 milligrams, Sodium 144 milligrams, Carbs 21 grams, Fiber 1 grams, Sugar 8 grams, Protein 3 grams