January 29, 2010

Kristina's Creation



A couple of Sunday's ago I answered a phone call from my Daughter-in-Law Kristina. She asked me what I was doing and I told her I was just sitting around the house being lazy and had macaroni & cheese in the oven. She then proceeded to excitedly tell me that I had to come right over and try something she was making. I left Grumpy in charge of the mac & cheese and headed right over to see what Kristina had to share with me that she was so excited about.



When I walked into the house I was happily greeted by Isabelle & Maggie - their beautiful puppies that really aren't so much puppies anymore! Justin had me head right into the kitchen where Kristina was ready to proudly show me her yummy treat! Kristina had created a recipe for Apple Cheesecake Empanadas! I was wise enough to bring my camera so I snapped a few shots - after I enjoyed one of course! Kristina thought I might like to share this with you on my blog for our Family Recipes event - and of course she was right! She knows me well ;-)




This is my second submission this month. My first submission was my mom's Vegetarian (aka Cottage Cheese) Loaf. The deadline is this weekend for Family Recipes so you still have time! If your interested in submitting you can check out the guidelines by clicking HERE.


Kristina's Apple Cheesecake Empanadas


Cheesecake Filling:
1 package (8 oz) Philly Cream Cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Apples:
2 Macintosh Apples
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1 Tablespoon brown sugar

Eggroll wrappers

Directions:
Blend together Cheesecake filling and set aside. Cook apples with butter until soft. Stir in brown sugar and cook until sugar has dissolved. Cool slightly.

To assemble:
Place eggroll wrapper on empanada maker (if you don't have one of these you can cut eggroll wrapper into large circles and use a small amount of water when sealing), place approximately 2 tablespoons of filling on one side of wrapper and fold to cover filling. Deep fry in vegetable oil heated to 380 degrees until brown. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

**Note: These cook quickly so keep a close eye on them while frying.

Thank you Kristina :0)

26 comments:

  1. How sweet of Kristina! They look yummy. Never would have thought of cheesecake in an empanada. That's why I love this community. ;)
    I just found my moms old recipes and I thought of you and this event. Hopefully I'll get something made and submit it next month. I noticed the new address is being used! Waiting for the new layout!

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  2. How sweet of Kristina! They look yummy. Never would have thought of cheesecake in an empanada. That's why I love this community. ;)
    I just found my moms old recipes and I thought of you and this event. Hopefully I'll get something made and submit it next month. I noticed the new address is being used! Waiting for the new layout!

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  3. oh my goodness! I never thought I would see apple cheesecake and empanadas in the same sentence! That sounds absolutely wonderful. Kristina came up with a great dessert :)

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  4. OMG, those look fantastic!!!! And you can use a variety of fruits too, if you want! Yum!

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  5. aren't eggroll wrappers like the best invention ever? I'm saving this one kiddo.

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  6. What a great daughter in law! The empanadas look and sound amazing.

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  7. I love how versatile empanadas are! These look great, but of course anything with cheesecake is great ;-)

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  8. I wish someone would invite me over for this! Looks amazing!

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  9. What an awesome creation. I've never worked with eggroll wrappers before. And stuffed with a cream cheese mixture...yummy!

    I've been wanting to check out your family recipe group. Maybe I'll submit something next month.

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  10. Sounds like a great combination! How great that she wanted to share these with you!

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  11. Now i am drooling...she needs a blog, LOL.

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  12. oh that is creamy deliciousness! great creation!

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  13. Oh my...these look so delicious. Kristina, you did a great job!

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  14. These look wonderful-cheesecake and apples together in a fried crust! How yummy!

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  15. These are SO creative! They look soo yummy too!

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  16. Wow! Those look fabulous!!

    Kudos to Kristina ~ and thank you for sharing them Shelby!

    (Now I have macaroni and cheese on my mind since you mentioned it!) *grin* xo

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  17. Apples and cheese in something that can be handheld...I can see why she was so excited.

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  18. YUm! That sounds so good right now!!

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  19. Wow. That looks amazing. The outer shell looks so crispy. I can't believe that can be achieved without frying. I should definitely get some of those wonton wrappers!

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  20. OMG! This sounds so fab-u-lous!!!

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  21. wow a dessert that is genious wonderful looking as well~

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  22. YUM! I haven't had a fried pie in forever! Love the addition of Cream Cheese! I think you've inspired Kristina ;)

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  23. Wow what a very creative creation. Kristina you made a fantatic treat, I will have to try these out sometime soon!

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  24. That's such a cute idea! I can just imagine myself popping empanada after empanada into my mouth... mmmm!

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  25. I made empanadas with my Mom as a kid. It was always fun and yummy. What an awesome idea to add cream cheese.

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