Brunch is a special occasion, so why not make something special for it? These flaky little pockets are filled with eggs, cheese and turkey sausage. Turkey Empanadas with Maple Apple are a sweet and savory treat that are sure to start your morning off right. Fewer than 500 calories per serving.
cup maple syrup
cup apple juice
tablespoons brown sugar
(16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® All Natural* Turkey Sausage
cups egg substitute or 8 eggs
cup finely chopped red onion
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
(16-ounce) can buttermilk biscuits
Heat oven to 350°F.
In small saucepan over medium heat, combine maple syrup, apple juice and brown sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved; set syrup aside.
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Place patties in hot skillet. Turn occasionally and cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
Crumble sausage into pieces.
In large bowl, whisk 8 eggs. Reserve 2 tablespoons egg; set aside. In skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute or until eggs begin to set.
Stir in cooked sausage, onion and cheese. Cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until eggs are set.
Lightly grease baking sheet. Press or roll biscuits on lightly floured surface to form a 6-inch circle; spoon turkey mixture into center of each biscuit. Fold biscuits in half to enclose filling. Press edge of biscuits together to seal. Place on baking sheet. Brush with remaining egg mixture.
Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with syrup.