Banana Nutella Empanadas ( Empanadas De Platanos Y Chocolate)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A luscious morsel.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large ripe banana, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 2 refrigerated 9-inch pie shells (enough for two 9-inch pie crusts) or 2 favorite from-scratch pie dough (enough for two 9-inch pie crusts)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • cinnamon ice cream (optional) or whipped cream, for serving (optional)


  1. In small bowl, mix banana and Nutella until combined (it will thicken and become stiff).
  2. Set aside.
  3. Divide dough in half.
  4. Roll out each half to a 14 x 8-inch rectangle, 1/4-inch thick.
  5. Using square or round 3-inch cookie cutter, cut out 8 pieces per half.
  6. Place 1 heaping teaspoon Nutella-banana mixture on each dough cutout.
  7. Brush outer perimeter with water and fold dough to make a closed pocket.
  8. Press edges together with fork.
  9. Brush with water and sprinkle with sugar. Freeze on parchment paper or foil-lined baking sheets for at least 15 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 400F and bake empanadas until golden, about 20 minutes.
  11. Serve warm with cinnamon ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.


Most Helpful

These were great. I would do just 2 things differently thought. First I wouldn't mix the nutella and banana's together. I ended up not using all of mine and had to toss the rest out. I would just slice up the banana and top it with nutella straight from the jar. I would also use puff pastry next time. I found the 3" rounds too small and with puff pastry I can cut them larger if I want. Other than that I just prefer puff pastry to pie shells. Oh and incase you're wondering, I cooked mine at 400, since there is no temperature guide in the recipe.

saylaveev January 13, 2008

Very YUMMY!!!!!!

SUE D. April 21, 2010

Banana, Nutella, pie crust. What's not to like? This would be a 5 star review if the cooking temperature were included. Thinking about it now I realize that we are to assume that they are cooked at pie crust temp. Last night I must have not been as clear headed because I cooked them at 350 and it did have an adverse affect. Not enough to keep every last one from being eaten, mind you. This won't be the last time I make these tasty morsels.

Keolani January 01, 2009

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