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HampañadasThese empañada-inspired hand-held sandwiches are terrific for lunch, a light supper or party snacks.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup ham, finely chopped
1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on package
1/2 cup raisins
8 teaspoons honey mustard
4 teaspoons onion, finely chopped

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Remove one crust from the pouch and unroll onto lightly floured work surface. Roll into 12-inch round. Cut four 5-inch circles from dough. Spared 1 teaspoon mustard onto half of each round. Top with 2 tablespoons ham, 1 tablespoon raisins and 1/2 teaspoon onion. Brush edges of dough with water. Fold each in half and press edges tightly to seal. Cut three slits into top of dough.
  3. Place hampanadas on large baking sheet. Repeat. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly before serving.

Makes 8 servings.

Tip: Cut ham into cubes and chop in a food processor until pieces are very small.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 310 calories; Protein: 7 grams; Fat: 15 grams; Sodium: 440 milligrams; Cholesterol: 10 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 6 grams; Carbohydrates: 36 grams; Fiber: 1 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.