Sherried Mushroom Empanadas

"I made this for Country Lady's Tapas party (Also Elly's birthday/retirement/farewell celebration) A savory strudel which was quite easy to make ahead of time and re-heat. Recipe from Gourmet Magazine/Food Network"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large heavy skillet cook onions in butter stirring occasionally, until softened.
  • Stir in mushrooms, and bell peppers and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until liquid mushrooms give off is evaporated and mixture begins to brown.
  • Add ham and Sherry and cook stirring occasionally, until liquid is evaporated.
  • In a bowl, stir together mushroom mixture, parsley and bread crumbs.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste and cool uncovered.
  • On a lightly floured surface roll out each pastry sheet into a 14" x 10" rectangle. Halve rectangle lengthwise with a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Place two of the halves on a cookie sheet.
  • Spoon half the mixture on each half sheet of pastry, spreading evenly, but leaving about 1 inch around all edges.
  • Brush edges with egg wash.
  • Place the other halves on top, pressing down edges and crimp all around with a fork and cut several slits in top.
  • Brush with remaining egg wash.
  • Place in the middle rack of oven and reduce heat to 375 degrees F, bake until golden, about 30 minutes.
  • Empanadas may be made 1 day ahead, cooled completely on a rack, and chilled, wrapped in foil. Reheat uncovered, in a preheated 375 degree F oven about 6 minutes.
  • Cut with serrated knife into 3/4" slices.

Questions & Replies

  1. If I bake this the night before or early the same day. At what temp. would I reheat it and for how long?


  1. very good.....definately a recipe people need to try, you will be surprised of how good this tastes
  2. So so good.. I also added some goat cheese cuz i love the stuff! Thanks for posting
  3. Fabulous recipe! I was lucky enough to have the Chef herself prepare this for an Ontario Zaar get together. They were just terrific, with a wonderful blend of flavours! Thanks Lois!
  4. Lois brought this to my tapas party and it was one of the tastiest appetizers on the table! In fact, I'm making it myself to take to my granddaughter's birthday party next week. Thanx againg Lois!
  5. This is so good! I will keep it in mind for my next party!


My husband and I have been running our fireplace business for over 30 years now. We hope to retire soon !!! We have two great kids, and the pic above is "Nan and the grands"
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