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Do you love the taste of sweet and savory baked goods? If so, these mini cherry empanadas are the perfect treat! An ideal way to indulge in this snack without overindulging your calories. Empanada dough is filled with cherries then they’re brushed with egg, sprinkled with sugar, and cooked at a high heat to get that golden brown crust that everyone enjoys. This delicious comfort food can be enjoyed anytime – lunch, dinner, or afternoon tea time. So grab an ingredient list and let’s make some tasty Mini Cherry Empanadas!


Mini Cherry Empanada: Flaky, Sweet, and Tangy!


Are you ready to take your taste buds on a journey south of the border? Look no further than these mini cherry empanadas! With a crispy, flaky crust and a warm, gooey filling bursting with sweet cherries, these bite-sized treats are the perfect addition to any dessert table. Whether you’re hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta or just craving a little something extra after dinner, this recipe is sure to satisfy. So grab your apron, preheat the oven, and get ready to impress your guests with a sweet and savory treat they’ll be raving about for days.


Mini Cherry Empanada

Mini Cherry Empanada


Best Baking Tips; Ingredient Tips!


Let’s explore the delicious combination of puff pastry and sweet cherries to create mouth-watering mini cherry empanadas. Here are some ingredient tips to ensure you make the most scrumptious empanadas:


Puff Pastry

Use 100% butter puff pastry for a flaky and buttery texture. Ensure to thaw it properly beforehand to avoid it sticking or cracking while working with it.



Don’t hesitate to use fresh, ripe cherries. They add the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness to the filling. Frozen cherries can also be used if fresh ones are not available.



Cinnamon and Nutmeg: These spices enhance the flavors of the cherries and add depth to the filling. Be sure to use high-quality spices and don’t overdo it to avoid overpowering the cherries.


Lemon Juice

A dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice helps to cut through the sweetness and gives the filling a tangy kick.


Light Brown Sugar

Use light brown sugar instead of white sugar as it adds a slight caramel flavor to the filling, giving it a deeper richness.


Now that you have our ingredient tips, let’s start making those mini cherry empanadas! Roll out the puff pastry, spread the cherry filling, fold and seal the edges, and finally, bake to golden perfection. This recipe is simple, yet the end result is sure to impress your taste buds. We hope you enjoy these sweet and savory treats as much as we do. Happy baking!


Freshly baked, full of love!

Freshly baked, full of love!


Mini Cherry Empanada


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Mini Cherry Empanada

Mini Cherry Empanada

Empanada dough is filled with cherries then they’re brushed with butter, sprinkled with sugar, and cooked at a high heat to get that golden brown crust that everyone enjoys. This delicious comfort food can be enjoyed anytime!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 12 mini empanadas
Calories 156 kcal


Let's gather the ingredients!

  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • ½ pound sweet cherries pitted
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • tbsp lemon juice
  • cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg ground
  • 1 egg for brushing


Let's Begin!

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


  • Roughly chop half of the cherries, then leave the remaining cherries whole.
  • In a medium saucepan, stir the cherries with the salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the flour with the lemon juice to make a smooth, pourable mixture, then scrape it into the saucepan and stir to combine. Stir in the sugar and nutmeg.
  • Cook the cherry mixture over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the juices are very thick and turn a deep dark red, and the whole cherries have softened.
  • Transfer to a small bowl and let the filling cool slightly, stirring often, then refrigerate until cold.

Let's Assemble!

  • On a lightly floured work surface using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the thawed puff pastry until 1/8-inch thick.
  • Using a 4-inch paper circle as a guide, cut out rounds with a sharp paring knife.
  • Place 1 tbsp of chilled filling in the center of a dough round and brush the edge of the dough very lightly with egg wash.
  • Cover and close the mini empanadas, forming a half-moon. Using the tines of a fork, press the edges to seal, ensuring that no gaps remain in the dough.
  • Transfer them to the parchment-lined baking sheet, ensuring there are spaces for growth when baking. Repeat to form the remaining mini empanadas.

Let's Bake!

  • Bake the mini empanadas for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven, and lightly cool the mini empanadas before transferring to a plate.
  • Serve and enjoy with family and friends!


Calories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 155mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 33IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cherry, Cherry Empanada, Easy to bake, easy to make, Empanada, Mini Empanada
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To Wrap It All Up


To wrap it up, you definitely don’t want to miss out on these delicious mini cherry empanadas if you’re a fan of sweet and savory flavors. We know your tastebuds will thank you for giving them the chance to explore just how amazing these treats truly are. Plus, with the recipe being so easy to whip up and so simply delicious, you won’t even hassle yourself over making them – that means no stress! So why not give this treat a try? We promise it won’t disappoint.


Whether it’s an upgrade to your usual Saturday afternoon snack or maybe something fun in the works for a special treat we are sure everyone will love, the Mini Cherry Empanada has got you covered. Let us know what you think once you’ve tried them; we’ll be looking forward to hearing all about it!


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