Caprese Empanada Recipe With Tomato Basil And Mozzarella

The Caprese Empanada Recipe is a delicious crusty appetizer that is stuffed with Tomato Basil And Mozzarella cheese.

Swayampurna Mishra
Caprese Empanada Recipe With Tomato Basil And Mozzarella
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The Caprese Empanada Recipe is a delicious crusty appetizer that is stuffed with Tomato Basil And Mozzarella cheese - thats using the core ingredients of the Caprese Salad. This Caprese Empanada Recipe is a savory delight that has a buttery, flaky crust with a classic caprese combination.

Served the Caprese Empanada Recipe With Tomato Basil And Mozzarella along with a fresh mint gremolata, these empanadas / hand pies will ensure you fall in love with old treasured recipes, all over again! 

If you like world cuisine appetizers that you can serve for parties, you must try some of your favorites like-

  1. Spicy Whole Wheat Roti Taco Bowls Recipe
  2. Cheesy Spinach Open Toast
  3. Baked Whole Wheat Salsa Tart
  4. Onion and Parmesan Toast Recipe
  5. Garlic Spinach Balls Recipe
  6. Cheese Garlic Bread Recipe

Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

180 M

Total in

190 M

Makes:

3 Servings

Ingredients

    Ingredients of Crust
  • 2-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup Butter (unsalted) , cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1/3 cup Chilled water
  • For the Caprese Filling
  • 100 grams Mozzarella cheese , cut into small cubed
  • 3 Tomatoes , red, finely chopped
  • 2 sprig Basil leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika powder , smoked
  • Salt , as needed

How to make Caprese Empanada Recipe With Tomato Basil And Mozzarella

Method For Crust
  1. Sift flour with salt into a large bowl mixing bowl. Add the dried herbs and mix well.

  2. Add the cubes of butter to it and rub the butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 

  3. Next in another bowl, beat together egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.

  4. Add this to the flour and butter mixture and stir with a fork until just mixed together.

  5. Turn out mixture onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently with heel of your hand once or twice, just enough to bring dough together. Do not overwork the dough in anyway. It should just come together.

  6. Press the dough into a flat rectangle and chill, wrapped in plastic wrap, at least 1 hour.

Method For the Filling
  1. Chop the all the filling ingredients into tiny cubes, place it in a mixing bowl, add salt and paprika and stir it combine.

  2. Give it a taste and add more salt (or spice if you like).

  3. Keep the Caprese Filling aside.

For making the Caprese Empanadas
  1. Bring out the dough from the fridge and quickly start working.

  2. Keep the counter clean and dusted with flour, a bowl with egg wash, a pastry brush, a cookie cutter, and plates with flour dusted on them handy.

  3. Roll out the dough into a thin rectangle. Using a cookie cutter, cut circular discs off the dough. You can also use an empanada shaper to make these Caprese Empanadas.

  4. Place a spoonful of the caprese filling towards the center and fold it into semi circle to form a half moon shape. Working quickly pinch the edges together and make small pinches along the border or indent the edge with a fork. Keep aside on the flour dusted plate till others are ready.

  5. Remember to work quickly since you don't want the dough to get warm.

  6. Once you have finished shaping and filling the caprese empanadas brush the crust with an egg wash on top if you wish.

  7. Again place the filled and shaped empanadas in the fridge for 20 mins at least to chill. This chilling process will help the empanadas get a good crust.

  8. Preheat the oven at 180 C. Dust the baking sheet with flour and place the chilled caprese empanadas on it. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes till it has a golden crust on all sides.

  9. Remove from oven, let the Caprese Empanadas cool on a wire rack slightly and then serve with some mint gremolata!

  10. Served the Caprese Empanada Recipe With Tomato Basil And Mozzarella along with a fresh mint gremolata, these empanadas / hand pies will ensure you fall in love with old treasured recipes, all over again! 

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