These delicious Fig & Cheese Empanadas are baked to perfection with a sprinkling of sesame seeds. Perfect to serve as fancy appetizers
Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
In a mixer, add the flour and salt. Mix to combine
Add water and mix until a dough is formed
Pour in oil and mix until combined
Let the dough rest for 10 minutes
Place the dough on a flat surface and roll thinly
Cut out circles with a 4" diameter cutter
Fill with 2 teaspoons of fig jam, 2teaspoons Rizo Bros California Creamery Cotija Cheese and slivered almonds
With your fingers, spread a little water on the edges of the dough. This will help the 2 halves seal together
Fold your dough in half and crimp the edges
Brush the surface with the egg and sprinkle sesame seeds on top
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden
Remove from oven and enjoy!