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Masa Fácil Para Empanadas (Easy Empanada Dough)

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"A basic dough for making pies at home quickly and easily. This recipe uses only 5 ingredients."
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10 m servings 137
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 empanadas)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.


  • 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

Per Serving: 137 calories; 9.1 12 1.8 17 50 Full nutrition

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really good recipe! I originally had made filling for homemade Beirocks but I didn't want to go through the tedious hassle of the yeast dough so I decided to make them into empanadas instead. Gr...

very light, flaky dough. perfect results! might add some seasoning to the dough next time.

It's good...kind of like a light, airy biscuit. I cut the recipe in half since it is just me eating it.

This was the perfect texture!! It didn't break when I filled the empanadas, but was the perfect flakiness once baked. Thanks for the recipe!

I love to bake but recipes for me need to be quick and easy. This was so easy and would make again! I tend to do half and half with the fat(s) so I used half shortening and half butter. They ...

I actually tripled this recipe, using 1/2 butter flavored crisco & 1/2 butter bc I had some other projects in mind. Not only were my pumpkin, hatch pepper & cheese empanadas delish, but my other...

Great recipe. I am not great at rolling out dough, so I made 6 instead of 12 with this recipe. But very tasty and I liked that you don't have to chill the dough.

The dough was easy to make and I am not good at making it ! Thank yo so much