Wisconsin Apple/Sweet Pork Sausage Empanada

Wisconsin Apple/Sweet Pork Sausage Empanada

Ingredients

  • Empanada pastry dough*
  • 1 lb Sweet ground pork sausage
  • 1‚Äî2 cups Apples, diced, cored, and peeled*
  • 1/4 cup Golden raisins
  • 1 Egg, beaten*

Directions

  1. Sauté pork sausage lightly in a little butter until cooked through and crumbled. Let cool.
  2. Mix sausage, apples, raisins, and egg thoroughly. Roll out dough and cut into 4 to 6 inch circles. Fill each circle with filling, fold over and seal. Bake at 400º for 20 minutes (or until lightly browned.)
  3. *Pie dough with added cream cheese works fine or see empanada dough recipe.
  4. *May use fresh or dried apples or a mixture—we use fresh Haralred.
  5. *Brushing the empanadas with beaten egg white will give a glossy finish.