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Masa Para Empanadas (Empanada Dough)

"This basic dough recipe for empanadas, sweet or savory, is easily prepared, but you do need to knead it for several minutes to get the right texture."
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20 m servings 260 cals
Original recipe yields 30 servings (30 empanada disks)

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  1. Sift flour onto a flat work surface. Make a well in the center. Add sugar and salt. Gradually mix in shortening and water with a fork until dough comes together. Knead until smooth, about 10 minutes.
  2. Divide dough into 30 pieces. Roll each piece out into a thin, 6-inch round.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you are making savory empanadas, use only 1 tablespoon sugar and increase salt to 1 tablespoon.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 260 calories; 15.7 g fat; 26.3 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 78 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I don't know if I did it right but mines came out kind of like a pie crust. When I ate an empanada before, I don't remember it tasting like a pie crust (sorry in advance, some humans can be vici...

Super easy and quick. Great dough for any meat pie.