Cuisinart original

The AirFryer bakes up crispy, restaurant-quality empanadas with much less oil! We provide 2 options as fillings, but feel free to get creative and use your favorite.


Makes 14 empanadas


2      cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1½   teaspoons baking powder
½     teaspoon granulated sugar
½     teaspoon kosher salt
4      tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
2      large egg yolks
½     cup whole milk
2      cups Latin Shredded Chicken (see page 25)
Or 1 recipe Sweet Potato and Black Bean Filling, recipe follows
         nonstick cooking spray

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per chicken empanada:
Calories 141 (30% from fat) • carb. 15g • pro. 8g • fat 5g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 34mg sod. 170mg • calc. 425mg • fiber 1g
Nutritional information per sweet potato empanada:
Calories 152 (34% from fat) • carb. 23g • pro. 8g • fat 5g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 9mg sod. 247mg • calc. 40mg • fiber 3g


1. Place the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into the work bowl
of a food processor fitted with the large, metal chopping blade.
Process to sift ingredients, about 10 seconds.
2. Add the butter and pulse together until mixture resembles a coarse
3. Stir the egg yolks and milk together and add gradually through the
feed tube, while pulsing until mixture comes together as a soft
dough ball.
4. Wrap dough ball in plastic wrap and allow to rest in the refrigerator
until ready to use. Dough can rest in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
5. When ready to prepare, roll the dough thin, about ⅛ inch thick,
into a large rectangle, about 18 x 16 inches. Using a 4½-inch round
mold or small plate, cut the dough into circles. Gather scraps, roll out
and cut circles until all dough is used.
6. Top each round with 2 tablespoons filling. Fold the circle in half to
enclose the filling, leaving some space between the filling and the
edge of the dough. Press edges to seal and crimp with a fork.
7. Place the AirFryer Basket onto the Baking Pan and coat with nonstick
spray. Place the empanadas into the prepared basket. Brush liberally
with oil.
8. Place into oven in rack position 2. Select AirFry at 400°F for
15 minutes.
9. Empanadas are ready when evenly golden brown. Serve immediately
with desired sauce

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