Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pear & Bacon Empanadas with Gorgonzola Cream

From Kristi’s Kitchen


1 recipe “Turnover Pastry Dough” (see earlier blog post)
I recipe Gorgonzola Cream (see below)
1 tbsp. chopped green onion
¼ c. chopped pecans
½ of an organic Bartlett pear, diced
3 slices nitrate-free turkey bacon, cooked & crumbled


-Make dough and set in refrigerator to rest
-Whip Gorgonzola Cream and set aside
-Combine remaining ingredients into cream
-Roll out pastry dough and cut 2” circles
-Place filling by the teaspoonful in the center of the round
-Fold over and crimp closed
- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake according to “Turnover Pastry Dough” recipe directions (see previous post)

Gorgonzola Cream

1 ½ tbsp.  crumbled  gorgonzola
2 oz. organic cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp. organic half-n-half
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. sea salt 
Pinch of cayenne

-Combine all ingredients and spread on your favorite cracker or dip it up with your favorite dipper…sesame almond crackers would be fabulous or organic celery would be delicious!

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