Popular in Spain and many Latin American countries an empanada prounounced (Em-pan-ah-dah) is a kind of stuffed bread or pastry which is either baked or fried. Fruit empanadas are made by folding dough over a fruit filling and are basically identical to hand pies in that they are both made of deliciousness.
Empanadas can be stuffed with any filling, our felt versions sport an apple, pineapple, cherry and strawberry for variety.
Felt foods don’t get too much easier than this. The most difficult part will be cutting the fruit shapes for your felt empanada for some tips see our post on Cutting Small Shapes. This play food craft is so super easy and is a great for the felt food beginner.
You will need: per pie
5.5″ x 5.5″ square of crust colored felt I used Pastry
2″ scrap slightly darker than crust covered felt* I used Toffee
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