Cheese Empanadas

Cheese empanadas are very easy and fun to make. They are traditionally not made from puff pastry but from more of a pie dough consistency. This recipe, however, calls for puff pastry.

10 5×5 squares puff pastry
2 cups shredded farmer’s cheese
1 large egg white, beaten
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt & Pepper
1 egg for egg wash, beaten 


  • Preheat the oven at 375 degrees.
  • Place the grated cheese in a bowl. Mix with the beaten egg white.
  • Add the cayenne, if using, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the puff pastry on a cutting board.  
  • Place 2 tablespoons cheese mixture in the middle.
  • Fold puff pastry and seal edges, forming a triangle.
  • Apply egg wash.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until empanadas are puffed and brown.
  • Serve with coffee or tea.
  • Enjoy!

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