Pineapple Coconut Empanadas

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 18 mins

These tasty little treats can be habit forming. I found the recipe in a grocery store circular and have made them several times since.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make dough: Sift flour & salt into a large bowl: Add shortening and mix with electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes (the mixture should look like a coarse meal).
  2. Add sour cream and stir: Add i/2 of water at a time, stirring until the dough forms a ball.
  3. Divide dough into 24 small balls and place on plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  4. Heat oven to 425°F and spray 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray; set aside.
  5. To make filling: Combine WELL DRAINED pineapple, sugar or Splenda, coconut, and vanilla in bowl; set aside.
  6. Using the 3 T flour as needed, roll each dough ball into a 6-inch circle.
  7. Place 2 T filling in the center of each dough round:Roll& pinch edges of dough together to seal: place on baking sheet.
  8. Pierce empanadas with a fork and brush tops with sweetened condensed milk.
  9. Bake for 18 minutes or until golden.
  10. Cool& serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Very good! I made have the recipe and only ended up with 14T of filling, so that's how many empanadas I made. I didn't use the sour cream in the dough and I brushed the tops with soymilk and dusted with sugar. This was easily made and really really good to eat!

5 5

Oh wow!!!! These empanadas are just great! They are sooo tasty! The pineapple and coconut go great together and the dough is so flaky and just perfect! YUM!
I thought these would be involve and hard to make, but no, they were so easy and quick. :)
I made half the recipe and ended up with 12 small (3 inch in diameter) empanadas that were gobbled up in no time.
I reduced the sugar quite a bit and the filling was still super sweet and yummy. I had only desiccated coconut on hand, so used that and also left out the glaze. Other than that I stuck to your recipe and loved it.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing such a great recipe with us, Susie!
Made and reviewed for your being VIP during Veggie Swap #39 October 2011.

5 5

We loved the combination of pineapple and coconut! One thing is for sure, they didn't last very long at my house and I will be making these again. Made for Count Dracula and his Hot Bites, ZWT 7.