Rating: 4.67 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 empanada pastry discs
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Ingredients

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

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  • Combine sifted flour and butter in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until crumbly. Add egg and pulse until just combined.

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  • 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.

  • 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

116 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 15.9g; fat 4.5g; cholesterol 25.7mg; sodium 200.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2019
I made recipe, but added 1 tsp. Baking powder. The dough turned out to be just a little bit more flaky, which I really liked. Other than that it's a great recipe. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2019
I made recipe, but added 1 tsp. Baking powder. The dough turned out to be just a little bit more flaky, which I really liked. Other than that it's a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2018
The dough was really good i did have to add more water to make it come together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2019
I would like to make a suggestion. Use lentles and vegetables for a vegetarian filling Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2019
quick easy to make easy to work with. made 12 "discs" with re-rolling scraps after cutting. so fast I am about to make another batch now. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2019
Simple and came out perfect for my empanadas. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2019
I used this recipe for my first ever attempt at empanadas. Turned out great exactly as written! Kids loved them too. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2021
very good taste. I had to add a bit more water than the 6 tbsps. Maybe my flour was drier than normal, but 6 just wasn't enough! I put a little guava paste and a bit of goat cheese into each empanada ........ Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2021
They are great from scratch but takes a bit of time, I also find the frozen empanada wrappers fine but it's fun and of course cheaper to make your own. One thing I would add is that if you refrigerate them for longer than 30 minutes, the dough gets softer and easier to work with. Read More