Make your own empanadas at home with our Empanada Dough recipe. It only takes ten minutes, but deciding what goodies to fill it with could take much longer!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup lard
1/2 cup water
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Let's Make It
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in lard with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add water, stirring until mixture forms ball.
Place dough on lightly floured surface; knead 5 min. or until smooth and pliable. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap; set aside while preparing empanada filling.
How to Make Sweet Empanada Dough
Prepare as directed, mixing 1/2 cup sugar with the flour, baking powder and salt.
Dough can be prepared ahead of time. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 2 days. Remove from refrigerator about 30 min. before using as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
enough dough for 12 servings, 1 medium empanada or 2 small empanadas each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.