Muy Bueno Honey Glazed Fig Empanadas

September 29, 2010
5 Ratings
  • Serves 12-14
Author Notes

This dessert empanada recipe uses figs for a delicious flavor. You can substitute the figs for many different kinds of fruit and feel free to experiment with this recipe. Check out the video recipe here: http://www.youtube.com...MuyBueno

What You'll Need
  • 15-20 figs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • lemon zest from half a lemon
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  1. Wedge figs and add honey and lemon zest and set aside.
  2. Make pastry by combining all dry ingredients and then cut in shortening and add egg and milk.
  3. Roll out pastry and fill with fig mixture.
  4. Place empanadas on a greased cookie sheet and brush with egg whites.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
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12 Reviews

MuyBueno September 30, 2010
Please visit my blog for more recipes and hopefully more video recipes.
Constrained C. September 30, 2010
I enjoyed the video, as well. These look delicious!
MuyBueno September 30, 2010
That is so nice to hear! I was leery to post at first but happy I did.
TheWimpyVegetarian September 29, 2010
I thought I might make these soon. We have fresh figs still in the store, but if we didn't - could I use dried figs that are soaked to soften them up??
MuyBueno September 29, 2010
I'm sorry, but I'm not to sure about dried figs. You can always use a fig preserve/jam which would be very yummy too.
luvcookbooks September 29, 2010
i'm saving this, too!!
MuyBueno September 29, 2010
Thank you! Its very easy and so yummy!
gingerroot September 29, 2010
YUM! I love figs and these look amazing.
TheWimpyVegetarian September 29, 2010
This looks muy bueno, MB!! I've saved this one to make really soon.
TiggyBee September 29, 2010
Love the video and the recipe!!
MuyBueno September 29, 2010
Awwww, thanks!!!
MuyBueno September 29, 2010
Check out the video recipe here: