El Sol Bakery's Empanadas

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 egg, beaten, for egg wash
  • Favorite fruit pie filling
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Make a flour well. In the center add shortening, sugar, salt and water. With hands, mix all ingredients together, kneading until the texture resembles soft but not sticky dough. Lightly grease sheet pan and divide dough into 6 even balls. Flour a working surface and rolling pin. Roll out each ball into an oval shape and pour 2 tablespoons of your favorite fruit pie filling on half of the oval shape. Fold and seal the sides with a fork.

  • Lightly brush egg on topside of empanada. Place empanadas on lightly greased pan. Place in oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden light color. Cool slightly on rack before serving.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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