Empanada De Queso (Cheese Pastries)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Another wonderful appetizer from Latin American Cooking - Delisious!! Almost addictive. (1 hour chill time not in cook time)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the flour with the salt, sugar and baking powder in a bowl.
  2. Add the butter and cut into the flour with a pastry blender or 2 knives.
  3. Beat the egg yolks lightly and combine with the milk.
  4. Stir into the flour to form a soft dough.
  5. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for 1 hour.
  6. Beat the egg whites and fold in the grated cheese and chili powder.
  7. Roll out the dough as thinly as possible on a floured board.
  8. Cut the dough into 48 circles with a glass.
  9. Place 1/3 tablespoon of the cheese mixture on half of the circles and cover with the remaining circles.
  10. Moisten the edges with a little water and press together.
  11. Arrange the pastries on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 375f degree oven for 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

I can't believe I forgot to rate these little treasures. They were so good Derf, and so quick and easy to make. We ate them very quickly. I will be making these again. I made mine quite small, they were great. First time I ever tried empanada's but it won't be the last...thanks so much for sharing. :)

Baby Kato July 06, 2010

I enjoyed these for a late night dinner and I think they would be wonderful served with guacamole. I was only able to make 16 empanadas using a glass that had a 2 3/4 inch diameter.I used the extra egg white as a wash for the empanadas to give them some color. I also baked them about 6 minutes longer than the suggested time (maybe due to their size?) These should be rolled very thin as they taste better that way. Thanks for sharing your recipe Derf.

cookiedog March 18, 2007

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