Dulce de Leche Empanadas with Pineapple

Disney Park Recipe:

Location: Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill – Disney’s California AdventureDisneyland

Source: disboards

Ingredients Empanada Dough:

  • 14 1/2 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 6 1/4 ounces Butter, Unsalted
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Ingredients Cajeta and Pineapple Filling:

  • 1 14-ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Pineapple, fresh, cleaned, trimmed
  • Finely diced Zest of 1 orange

Instructions Empanada Dought:

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Mix until well combined.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  3. Mix the cream cheese mixture into the flour bowl. Mix the dough for two and a half minutes or until the dough comes together.
  4. Flatten the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for one hour.
  5. Weigh the dough into 2-ounce portions of dough. Roll the portions into small balls.
  6. On a clean and floured surface, roll out the balls to form 3 inch circles.

Instructions Cajeta and Pineapple Filling:

  1. In a large pot, place the unopened can and cover with water. Simmer but do not boil. You want the milk to reduce. It should take about 3 hours. If water evaporates, add more water. The can needs to remain under water. Set aside.
  2. Cut the pineapple into small squares.

Assembly:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Add one tablespoon of the Cajeta filling and one tablespoon of pineapple to each circle of dough.
  3. Fold them in half and crimp the dough to seal all openings.
  4. Place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. They will be golden brown with baked.
  6. Allow cooling to warm before serving.

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