Recipe By Fioa
Published Apr 4th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional 30m Ready In 45m
Servings 12 empanada pastry discs Calories 115.7

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 Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine sifted flour and butter in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until crumbly. Add egg and pulse until just combined.
  2. 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. 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

  • Calories 115.7
  • Carbohydrate 15.9 g
  • Cholesterol 25.7 mg
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 2.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.6 g
  • Sodium 200.8 mg
  • Sugar 0.1 g

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Simple and came out perfect for my empanadas.
  4. I would like to make a suggestion. Use lentles and vegetables for a vegetarian filling
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The dough was really good i did have to add more water to make it come together.