Stone Fruit Empanadas {Vegan}

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Day 173.

My husband bought me my awesome canning set for Mother’s Day. So, when I got plums and plumcots in our CSA box, I knew I had to make him some plum jam. (He is a huge plum fan.) And then I asked him whether he wanted muffins or tarts made with the jam. He chose tarts. Well, I’m not the world’s best at forming pastries and, when I looked around the internet for various tart styles, I found one that folded the dough into crescent moons. I thought, well that’s different. So I tried it. Sealing the dough as intended (with just a bit of water) didn’t work out for me. I ended up crimping the edges with a fork and turning them into Stone Fruit Empanadas. Yum.

Stone Fruit Empanadas

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 to 1 cup shortening (or sub butter)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water


  • Stone Fruit Jam or for a Thanksgiving leftovers treat, fill with cranberry sauce

Mix flour and salt. Work shortening into flour. Add enough water to make dough form a ball without being sticky. Roll it out with a rolling pin to about 1/8-inch thickness on a floured board. Cut dough circles with a cookie cutter (I used the lid of my jam jar).

Place 1/2 to 1 teaspoon jam in the center of each round. Fold into a half-moon and crimp seam with a fork. Prick the top of each with a fork and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Makes about 15 tarts.

The Results
Mmmm…I had to defend a few of these from the kids so my husband could actually enjoy the treat. Delicious. I really like the crust and the jam turned out fantastic.

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  1. ddzeller says

    Empanadas–I love these little pies. You make it look so easy and I still have a jar of Green Gage Plum jam from last fall. This looks like a fun project. My favorite part–they are vegan! Thanks!

  2. Kristi says

    Thanks! They are delicious. And ddzeller, I bet the Gage Plum jam would be perfect.Jessica, I was wishing I'd made a double batch. They're all gone now. Luckily, I have more jam!

  3. Jenni at Treacle and says

    these look amaaaazing. will most definitely have to make these at the weekend! (if i blog about it – the link will be coming your way!)

  4. kjbennett81 says

    OMG!! These are amazing. I made them this morning with some fresh nectarine jam (again thank you!). My fiance ate 2 and wanted another! I reminded him that he wanted to share them with company later and he said "Eh, we have enough!"

  5. Kristi says

    KJ: hahaha, that is awesome. I hope the guests like them, too (if they get a chance to eat any!)…I bet that is yummy with nectarine jam.

  6. ladybehindthecurtain says

    Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back and visit us tomorrow.Thanks again.I hope to see you there!

  7. Cheryl says

    Recipes sounds great but has anyone tried this with a wheat free or gluten free dough? I see flour and taking that this is wheat.

    • says

      I haven’t tried it with gluten free flour, Cheryl. I imagine the store-bought gluten-free flour mixes should work though. Let me know if you try it!