Empanadas Abiertas de Humita (Creamy Corn Empanadas) Recipe

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  • 12 empanada pastry rounds
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 spring onions, minced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweet corn, drained
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour a 12-cup muffin tin.
  2. Line the muffin cups with the 12 pastry rounds.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir spring onions until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add corn, salt, pepper, and nutmeg; cook and stir until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  4. Heat 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat; add flour and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until a paste forms, about 1 minute. Slowly pour in milk, whisking constantly, and cook until a thick sauce forms and starts to bubble, 2 to 3 minutes. Add half of the Parmesan cheese and stir until smooth; remove from heat. Stir sauce into corn mixture.
  5. Fill pastry with corn mixture and top each with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes.