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Berry BlogHop: Chocolate Dipped Berry Empanadas

I’ve had my eye on these empanadas for a while now.  My friend down the street can make empanada dough from scratch and fills them with so many yummy things and then CakeSpy posted a recipe for peanut butter filled empanadas… I’ve been inspired.

So for this months Berry BlogHop I decided I needed to fill empanadas with berries and dunk them in chocolate.

Oh yeah.  OH YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

Chocolate Dipped Berry Empanadas

Chocolate Dipped Berry Empanadas

Yield: 45-50 Empanadas
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Flaky crust filled with sweet berries dipped in chocolate... can't get much better than this!

Ingredients

Empanadas

  • 2 boxes premade pie crust (4 crusts)
  • 2 12oz bags frozen berries (I used bags that contained blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and cherries) NOTE: You can also use fresh berries - you'll need about 4 cups worth.
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1 egg + 1 Tbsp water (for egg wash)
  • sugar, for dusting

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup milk or cream

Instructions

Empanadas

  1. Bring pie crusts to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 F degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large pan, melt the butter on high heat.
  4. Add the berries and sugar to the pan and stir to coat the berries.
  5. Once the berry juice beings to bubble, remove 1/2 cup of the juice and combine it with 2-3 Tbsp of corn starch. Whisk the juice and starch together until all lumps are gone. Add this mixture back into the pan with the berries. Bring to a boil to thicken, stirring often and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Once the mixture has thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, unroll pie crusts. Using a rolling pin, flatten out crust until it's as thin as a dime.
  8. Using a 3in round cookie cutter, cut dough rounds and place on cookie sheet.
  9. Brush egg wash around edges of dough round.
  10. Spoon 1-2 tsp of berry filling into the center of each round. Fold the round over and press the edges closed with a fork.
  11. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Cool on wire racks.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Melt butter and chocolate together on low heat until smooth.
  2. Add the cream and stir until combined and smooth.
  3. Dip cooled empanada in the melted ganache.
  4. Set on wire rack to cool and harden before serving.

Please be sure to check out what my fabulous co-hosts are bringing to the table:

A little bit of everything ~ Roxana GreenGirl ~ @RoxanaGreenGirl
Baker Street ~ Anuradha ~ @bakerstreet29
Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves ~ Becky Higgins
BigFatBaker ~ Erin Meyer ~ @bigfatbaker
Bon à croquer ~ Valerie ~ @valouth
Cake Duchess ~ Lora ~ @cakeduchess.com
Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Elephant Eats ~ Amy
Hobby And More ~ Richa ~ @betit19
Java Cupcake ~ Betsy Eves ~ @JavaCupcake
Mis Pensamientos ~ Junia ~ @juniakk
No One Likes Crumbley Cookies ~ T.R. ~ @TRCrumbley
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose
Queen’s Notebook ~ Elizabeth  Quirino ~ @Mango_Queen
Rico sin Azúcar ~ Helena ~ @ricosinazucar
Simply Reem ~  Reem ~ @Simplyreem
Soni’s Food for Thought ~ Soni ~ @sonisfood
Teaspoon of Spice ~ Deanna Segrave-Daly ~ @tspbasil
That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!! ~ Liz ~ @thatskinnychick
The Art of Cooking Real Food ~ Laura ~ @TAofCRF
The Wimpy Vegetarian ~ Susan ~ @wimpyvegetarian
Vegan Yack Attack ~ Jackie S. ~ @veganyackattack
Vegetarian Mamma ~ Cindy ~ @vegetarianmamma

19 comments

  1. Baker Street

    Oh I never thought of making berry empanadas but I’m absolutely loving the idea. What I’m loving more is that you dipped it in chocolate. YUM!

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  2. emmalee taylor

    WOW so easy.. and these items are usually found in my kitchen any way.

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  3. Helena / Rico sin Azúcar

    Super yummy!!!! Chocolate cover + berry filling make a delicious dessert. Very special, well done! 😉

    Have a fantastic berrylove April!

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  4. Soni

    Love the idea of berries and chocolate!!Perfect combination :)Never tried empanadas before but I’ve seen so many sweet and savory preparations.Looks absolutely delicious.Sending you some #berrylove 🙂

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  5. Elizabeth @Mango_Queen

    Love this berry empanadas idea! I’m drooling over these pics! Thanks for sharing the berrylove!

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  6. Cupcake and Talk

    Love the empanada Idea. It has been a while since I’ve had one. I am not sure why but I find making empanadas a bit intimidating. I’ll have to give it a try.

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  7. Laura @ The Art of Cooking Real Food

    Little mini berry pies dipped in chocolate – Yum! So simple and so perfect 🙂 Sending some #berrylove your way!

    Reply

  8. mjskit

    What fantastic empanadas! Love the berry filling, and then you went over the top with the chocolate ganache! Delicious!

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  9. Becky

    These berry stuffed empandas are so creative, and look delicious, and then you dipped them in ganache, Wow! Sending you lots of #berrylove and baby love for Matthew!

    Reply

  10. Jessica | Oh Cake

    These look like a fantastic party dessert. Delicious!

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  11. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    i went thru a phase where i was obsessed with making empanadas. i always made mine savory, but fillin them with berries sound fabulous! gasp, mebe make berries + peanut butter! or just fill with nutella. YUM!

    Reply

  12. Richa@HobbyandMore

    I can eat a bunch of those cute empanadas.. cant go wrong with gooey berries and chocolate!

    Reply

  13. The Wimpy Vegetarian

    I love empanadas – and these are right up my alley!!! And dipping in chocolate??? I’m saving this one to make really soon. Sending you lots of #berrylove!!

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  14. Cindy

    Your statement of “oh yeah” is correct, these look awesome!!
    Sending you some weekend #berry love!
    Cindy

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  15. Linda

    Impressive idea!! Like little hand pies too!!! I love that they are dipped in chocolate!. Berries and chocolate are my favorite combination!

    Reply

  16. Asmita

    Berry empanadas dipped in chocolate sounds divine!!!

    Reply

  17. erika

    Touche. A berry jealous touche 🙂

    Reply

  18. Suzanne

    beautiful empanadas and dipped in chocolate, what’s not to love here! Sending you berry love!

    Reply

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