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Homemade cherry patties

Sara Manaure
4 min read

These homemade cherry patties are nothing more than a stuffed bread, with these delicacies of nature. There are countries that even have a day to celebrate this dessert.

Each person prepares them according to your taste, and they are distinguished by the type of cherry you use. They may well be made with fresh, frozen or canned cherries.

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Preparation of the pie.

With these last two you can achieve a great recipe, but with fresh cherries the flavor will be really exceptional, although you will have to do a few more steps in the preparation.

The United States this recipe is very popular; and the fact is that so much has been the boom of it that it has been dedicated on August 28 to celebrate the comelona of these wonderful cherry empanadas.

Also known as cherry turnovers, they are highly sought after for their freshness and how delicious they are. For this reason we bring you this delicious and nutritious option to enjoy.

They are great to enjoy at any time, so you can not stop trying them to choose when to surprise your closest ones or to give yourself a treat. Take the data and cook has been said.


  • 1 yolk,

  • 500 grams of puff pastry,

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • 500 grams of cherries,

  • ½ cup of sugar,

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch,

  • 1 lemon in juice,

  • 1 tablespoon of water.

Preparation of the cherry empanadas

For the filling

  1. When opting for strawberry cherries you must remove the pit from the cherries.

  2. When all are ready in a pot, add the cherries and sugar.

  3. Add the lemon juice and mix, mashing a little to remove all the pulp from the cherries.

  4. When they are well stained add the cornstarch and mix well so that there are no lumps.

  5. Now, bring to the fire for at least 5 minutes, moving constantly.

  6. Remember that you not only have the sugar from the cherries, but we have added another little sugar to it, so it makes the mixture prone to sticking, so don't stop moving.

  7. When it has thickened, remove from the heat and add the cinnamon.

For the assembly of the empanadas

While the filling is cooling, go preparing the puff pastry. There are places where he sells the dough already cut and others where they sell to use it to shape it.

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This time we have gotten the dough to mold. So you must follow these steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

  2. Add a little flour to the place where you are going to work the dough.

  3. Take the puff pastry and roll it out until it is about 3 millimeters thick.

  4. Here you have several options. You can make them small tobacco type or with a cutter to give it the traditional empanada shape. In this preparation we will make them empanada type.

  5. With the dough stretched out, divide with the help of a knife into rectangles equal in size.

  6. Place the filling, about 2 or 3 tablespoons of fruit without adding so much syrup.

  7. Now, use a similar sized portion of dough to cover them.

  8. Use a fork and press the edges to seal the patties.

  9. Remember that you can make them the size you want, just consider adding the filling proportional to the chosen size.

  10. Repeat the process until all the puff pastry and filling are used.

Cooking the empanadas

  • Use a baking sheet with some parchment paper, so that they will not stick, and place the empanadas.

  • On top, bathe the patties with a little of the egg yolk so that they take on a golden color. You can help yourself with a brush.

  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the patties are golden.

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Baked empanadas

When they're done, take them out of the oven and separate them. Wait for them to cool down and Voalá! Some exquisite cherry patties ready to eat.

Alternatives for stuffing

  • This recipe can be used to make chocolate patties, jams and other sweet foods.

  • Remember that more nutritious they will be made at home. You can make compongas, jams or fruits in syrup.

  • In the case of chocolate, I recommend that you place the pieces of chocolate and the heat of the oven will do the rest.

  • An excellent alternative is to make small patties to place different fillings and serve for a gathering.

As we are close to celebration dates, you could easily put together a box with these delicacies to give a personal detail to those people who have accompanied us throughout the year.

Don't think twice and go ahead and prepare these delicious cherry patties and thus learn why this dessert has been given a special day.