Mini Chicken Empanadas
1 cup finely chopped cooked chicken
2/3 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
4 teaspoons chopped sweet red pepper
2 teaspoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. On a lightly floured surface, roll each pastry sheet into a 15-inch circle. Cut with a floured 3-in. round biscuit cutter.
Place about 1 teaspoon filling on one half of each circle. Moisten pastry edges with water. Fold pastry over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal.
Transfer to greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
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