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A basic dough for making pies at home quickly and easily. This recipe uses only 5 ingredients.



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix flour and salt together in a large bowl. Cut in shortening using 2 forks until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in cold water and egg yolk with a fork until dough comes together.n

  • Dust a flat work surface with flour. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces and roll each piece into a 4 1/2-inch circle with a rolling pin.n

Cook's Note:

To make empanadas: Top each circle of dough with your favorite filling, fold over, and seal edges with a fork. Cut a small slit in the top. Beat 1 egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl and brush over empanadas. Bake on a lightly greased baking sheet at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) until golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 12g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 17.1mg; sodium 49.6mg. Full Nutrition