Grandma’s Meat & Peach Empanaditas (Turnovers) are a favorite family tradition. We make the mincemeat with beef tongue, dried peaches, raisins and sweet spices. Our family always made these with our Grandma on New Year’s Day.
These Fruit Empanaditas are little fruit turnovers that New Mexicans enjoy throughout the Christmas season. You can use any dried fruit but prunes, apricots and peaches are our favorites. Recently, we used mango, pineapple and cranberries for a delicious twist!
Plum Pastelitos are a traditional pastry with a fruit center. They are a traditional dessert for Christmas gatherings in New Mexico. Serve warm with whipped cream or take them on a hike for energy.