This easy, Halloween-inspired recipe can be made ahead and served later as a scary-good party dessert.
Yield:6 hand pies
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 refrigerated pie crusts, thawed if frozen
All-purpose flour, for dusting
1 large egg
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Add the pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and a pinch of salt to a medium bowl and stir to combine.
Roll out 1 pie crust on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin to form a rectangle about 9 inches by 12 inches. Square off the crust with a knife, reserving the scraps for decorating. Cut the pie crust into 6 equal rectangles, each about 3 inches by 6 inches. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Roll out the other pie crust to the same thickness as the first. Cut into thin strips about 1/4 inch wide and 7 inches long. Repeat with the reserved dough scraps. Transfer the strips to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Add 1 heaping tablespoon of the filling to the center of each rectangular crust. Use the back of a spoon to spread out the filling, leaving about a 1/2-inch border around the edges.
Lightly beat the egg with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Use a pastry brush to brush the edges of the pies with the egg wash. Layer the strips of dough, varying the angle of each strip to create a “mummy” look. Seal the edges with a fork and use a paring knife to trim the overhang. Lightly brush the tops of the hand pies with the egg wash. Add 2 raisins to each hand pie for the eyes. ‘
Bake, rotating the pan halfway through for even color, until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a baking rack slightly, about 5 minutes.
Serve as is or decorate with a simple icing. Combine the confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl with 1/2 teaspoon water. Stir until smooth and glossy. Transfer the icing to a resealable plastic bag and snip off the corner. Pipe the icing onto the hand pies using the stripes of pie crust as a guide. Serve.
Arroz Valenciana is commonly prepared on holidays, Fiesta’s (festival), Christmas, New Year’s Eve, reunions and family gatherings.
Arroz Valenciana is similar to Paella. The Filipino version makes use of coconut milk, malagkit (glutinous or sweet rice), chorizo and boiled eggs, which is what this recipe is all about.
Arroz Valenciana is a typical Latin American dish, their version is called Arroz a la Valenciana in Spain, and Arroz Valenciana in Portugal. This is my version of Filipino Style Arroz Valenciana Recipe. You can try different styles of your own to make it look good and more delicious according to your taste buds. Enjoy!
½ lb. chicken breast or thigh, chopped
½ cup glutinous white rice “malagkit”
1 cup jasmine rice
2-3 pcs. hard boiled eggs
1 cup coconut milk (canned or fresh)
2 cups chicken broth
3 pcs. chorizo de bilbao, sliced diagonally
1 pc. medium tomato, diced
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 pc. medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 tsp. paprika
½ cup raisins
½ cup green peas
2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 pc. medium yellow onion, diced
1 tbsp. salt or salt to taste
¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste
Combine the glutinous rice and jasmine rice.
Wash with water twice, drain then set aside.
In a wide pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Saute garlic, onion, and tomato.
Add the chopped chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes.
Add the chorizo de bilbao and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the salt, pepper, and paprika then stir.
Then add the chicken broth and coconut milk, stir and let boil.
Add the washed rice then stir and let boil.
Add the tomato paste. Stir. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Then add the green peas and raisins. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Add the red bell pepper and continue to simmer until the rice is fully cooked.
Rellenong Manok is a festive Filipino dish which is basically a roasted stuffed boneless chicken. Yes it’s boneless, but only in the cavity, wings and legs still have bones intact.
The name Rellenong Manok iterally means “Stuffed Chicken”. “Relleno” is the Spanish word meaning filled or stuffed; and “Manok” is the Tagalog word for chicken. So for this festive dish the body of the bird is painstakingly de-boned and only the wings and legs remain intact. Because of the stuffing the chicken retains it’s shape when done, giving it a very nice presentation at any fiesta table.
The chicken is de-boned by cutting the breast side, removing the bones and sewing them back together. Another way would be by removing the bones by hands carefully from the cavity without cutting the chicken. Cooking this dish is best suited for special occasions because the procedure involved is a little tedious. De-boning the chicken requires some skill and patience. Stuffing it with the meat mixture is easy enough but, you have to insure that the chicken is well sewn so the contents won’t spill.
This is my version of Rellenong Manok (Stuffed Chicken) Filipino Recipe.
Here’s a video by Nides showing you how to de-bone a chicken!
1 whole chicken, shape kept and de-boned
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbps. calamansi or lime juice
1/2 kg. ground pork
1 can vienna sausage, drained and sliced
1/2 cup bacon, diced
1 cup ham, diced
1/4 cup carrots, minced
1/4 cup sweet green peas
3-5 whole eggs, hard boiled, peeled
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup pickle relish
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup raisins
2-3 tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 cup butter
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbps. salt or salt to taste
¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste
Marinate chicken in soy sauce, sugar and calamansi juice (lime juice) then set aside.
Mix all the remaining stuffing ingredients well in a bowl.
Stuff the chicken in all parts.
Sew the cavity opening and truss the chicken then wrap chicken in aluminium foil.
Heat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake breast-up for an hour or until chicken is cooked.
Open the foil and rub chicken with butter and put back in the oven until golden brown.
Filipino Style Macaroni Salad is typically served during special occasions like birthday parties, weddings, Fiestas and specially Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Macaroni Salad is very easy to prepare and to cook. It doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare this mouth-watering dessert, snack or appetizer.
Macaroni salad in the Philippines is usually made with macaroni noodles; mayonnaise, condensed milk and all-purpose cream, fruit cocktail, kaong, raisins, nata de coco and cheese make the recipe more delicious. My grandmother is a big fan of Macaroni salad she makes it even if there’s nothing to celebrate. I’ve watched her cook and I make it even better!
Embutido is basically Filipino style meatloaf. This dish is well known in every Filipino table during special occasions and holidays like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Weddings, Fiestas and etc. Embutido can be made with any type of ground meat, but using pork is the most popular. It can be pan fried or breaded to give extra texture. It can be served with the dipping sauce of your choice.
Embutido is a Spanish word that refers to a sausage, usually made from pork and spices wrapped in hog casings, that’s one of the ingredients to this classic Filipino dish. This classic Filipino style meatloaf is one of the easiest recipes that you can easily learn how to make. Today I will give you my version of Pork Embutido Filipino. Enjoy!
2 lbs. ground pork
3 pcs. hard boiled eggs (sliced)
2 pcs. raw eggs
10 pcs. sausage or 6 pcs. hotdogs (cut in half lengthwise)
2 cups bread crumbs
1½ cup raisins
½ cup sweet pickle relish
½ cup tomato sauce
1 cup carrots, minced
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup onion, minced
1 cup green bell pepper, minced
1 cup red bell pepper, minced
1 tsp. salt or salt to taste
½ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste
In a large container place the ground pork in, then add the bread crumbs, break the raw eggs; add it in. Then mix well.
Add the carrots, bell pepper “red and green”, pickle relish, onion, and cheddar cheese and mix thoroughly.
Then add the tomato sauce raisins, salt, and pepper then mix well.
Place the meat mixture in an aluminum foil and flatten it.
Add in the sliced boiled eggs and sliced sausage alternately in the middle of the flattened meat mixture.
Roll the foil to form a cylinder shape locking the eggs and sausages in the middle of the meat mixture.Lock the edges of the foil if done.
Place in a steamer and let cook for 50 – 60 mins.
Then after that, set aside for a minute and then place inside the refrigerator until temperature turns cold.