Empanadas de Pina (Pineapple Pastry Cookies)

Empanadas de Pina (Pineapple Pastry Cookies)

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"My mother-in-law gave me this recipe. It may sound hard, but once you get your system going, it's really fun! Enjoy!"


1 h 20 m servings 292 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 115 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place sugar in a bowl.
  2. Place flour in a large mixing bowl. Begin working butter into flour slowly until fully incorporated. Repeat process gradually with cream cheese, kneading dough until uniform and no longer crumbly. Form into 1 inch balls, then flatten with a rolling pin to a thickness of 1/8 inch. (This may also be done by rolling out the entire amount of dough and cutting rounds with a biscuit cutter.)
  3. Place 1 tablespoon preserves on each dough center. Fold over, and seal with fingers or press to seal with a fork. Place cookies on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 12 to 15 minutes. Cookie will remain white and should not be browned, and it is normal for some filling to leak from the cookie. When cookies are cool enough to handle, roll in sugar until evenly coated. Transfer to a platter to cool completely.
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  1. 15 Ratings


I tried the recipe as is and found the dough too sweet. Then I tried it again and put 1.5 cups of sugar, 1tsp baking powder, pinch of salt and 3 eggs. Wow! It is really good!! I have not only...

This is a very delicate pasty. I have used the same recipe in the past BUT did not add the sugar to the dough, instead try dredging the warm empanada in a mixture of granulated sugar and ground ...

My daughter found this recipe and we didn't figure out about the sugar until after our first batch. We also tried raspberry and peach preserves. They were delicious. The only change we made w...

This is a very good recipe. It has definitely a cream cheese taste. I had to add approximately a cup of flour more because, like someone else mention it was too soft to roll. I also used one cup...

I really like this recipe!! It is very quick and easy to put together. Can the crust be too flakely??? I have tried it twice and they came out great. The second time I rolled them out a litt...

I haven't made these yet but I will try them. I think some of the reviewers were confused about the sugar. The sugar should NOT be incorporated with the dough mixture; it is only for garnishin...

I LOVE this recipe!!! Someone gave me these cookies last Christmas without the recipe!! She wouldn't hurry up and get back to me with it, and I was so excited when I found this one! They are ...

It was an absolute disaster. There is too much butter or cream cheese. The dough was very difficult to manage, even after refrigerating. Then it melted in to nothing (as if it dissolved) as it c...

I like the recipe. The only thing I had to do was keep an extra cup of flour handy to knead in dough to prevent it from being sticky and easier to manage and roll. But other than that it is ve...