Rainbow Empanada

Adding color to your favorite foods is easy! Use a simple mix of heavy cream and food coloring for a fun, edible painting method.

painting tip



  • Divide 1 cup of heavy cream in as many bowls as you would like colors.
  • Add food coloring to each bowl and mix until desired color is achieved.
  • Using a small paintbrush, paint the colored cream wash onto each Empanada or pie crust on a parchment-lined pan. Apply a second coat if necessary for desired color.
  • Freeze for 15 minutes and bake according to directions.

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