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Glazed Ham and Pineapple Empanadas

A delicious appetizer or quick leftover dinner made with all the flavors of the holiday glazed ham.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Author: Vanessa

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 oz) Dole Pineapple Tidbits with 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Ā½ teaspoon ground cloves or allspice
  • 10 store-bought empanada discs
  • 2 cups leftover glazed holiday ham cubed
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Coat pineapple tidbits with brown sugar and cloves or allspice and heat in a saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • Lay the empanada discs, a few at a time, on a flat surface over parchment paper.
  • Add about 1 1/2 tablespoons glazed ham to the center of each disc and layer with about 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese and 1 tablespoon pineapple tidbits.
  • Carefully fold the discs and using a fork press firmly around the edges to seal.
  • In a medium pot or large pan, heat oil over medium heat. Fry the empanadas on both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes each side.
  • Rest in a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • Serve warm.