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Empanadas of baked grapes, ricotta and mint

You can compare empanadas with pasties. Here in the south, the most famous are stuffed with tuna and tomato. You have them in all shapes and sizes. I went for a sweet version with a touch of mint.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Entrées, Appetizer
Cuisine Own recipe
Servings 15 pieces

Equipment

  • oven

Ingredients
  

  • 15 sheets of dough ready for patties
  • 200 gr blue grapes
  • 25 gr fresh mint 1/2 for filling and 1/2 for dip
  • 200 gr ricotta
  • 250 gr greek yogurt
  • 1 tbl spoon olive oil
  • 2 eggs of which 1 only the egg yolk
  • 1 lime zest
  • pepper and salt

Instructions
 

  • For the dough I use ready-made round sheets of about 12 cm in diameter.
    Heat the oven to 180º.

First we make the filling

  • Cut the grapes lengthwise into 4 or cut them into slices. I had chosen grapes without seeds. Put them in a pan and put on low heat. Let them bake for a while.
  • Finely chop the mint leaves. Set half of it aside.
    Mix the ricotta with half of the chopped mint, one egg, the olive oil, the zest of one lime and the baked grapes. Season with some salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Take a baking tray and line it with baking paper. Open the sheets next to each other. Spoon one spoonful of the filling onto the round dough sheets. Make sure you can fold one half and press the edges nicely. Do not break the dough or the filling will come out during baking.
  • To decorate the edges I made small impressions with the back of a spoon. Here too it is important that you do not break the dough.
  • From the second egg we only use the yolk and mix it with 1 tablespoon of water. Now brush the top of the pasties with this mixture.
  • Place in the preheated oven for 20 – 25 minutes.

The yogurt dip

  • Mix the greek yogurt with the other half of the chopped mint leaves. I put this in the cutter to get a very nice smooth dip.
    Season with salt and pepper and possibly some extra lime zest.

Notes

Empanadas are easy to make and you can vary endlessly with the filling. You will also find the Greek version with spinach and feta on this website: https://www.secretosdelsur.com/spinazie-en-feta-empanadas-met-tzatziki/ 
This version with grapes is a sweet variety. The lime and mint zest provides a nice fresh touch.
Keyword empanada, ricotta
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