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Authentic Empanada Pastry Dough

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Try this easy and authentic empanada pastry dough! Quick to make since all ingredients are mixed in a food processor, then kneaded just very quickly and it's done. You can make it in advance, just cut it into discs, and freeze for later use."
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45 m servings 116
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 empanada pastry discs)


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  1. Combine sifted flour and butter in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until crumbly. Add egg and pulse until just combined.
  2. Dissolve salt in warm water. Add gradually to the food processor and pulse until a soft dough ball forms. Turn ball into a bowl and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  3. Dust a work surface with flour and knead dough for 1 minute. Roll out thinly and cut into discs. Freeze discs for later use or use right away for your favorite sweet or savory empanadas.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 116 calories; 4.5 15.9 2.7 26 201 Full nutrition

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The dough was really good, i did have to add more water to make it come together.