Dulce de Leche Empanadas/ /Empanadas de Dulce de Leche

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There is nothing, nothing I love more than a “Dulce de Leche Empanada” No cookie, no brownie, no pie, no tart that can shadow the taste and richness of a warm empanada. My humble opinion.

So while many people grew up in the tradition of baking tons and tons of cookies during the holidays, I would just anxiously waited for my Abuelita’s empanadas. The smell of a hot buttery empanada rolled in sugar and cinnamon is like not other.

Of course she would make everything from scratch, even the Dulce the Leche! I am just thankful for shortcuts that allow me in some way, make something similar to my grandmother empanadas.

Store bough Dulce the Leche is as good and so much easier than making it yourself. I remember burning myself once because I wasn’t patient enough and wanted to taste it while it was still hot. Waiting is not easy, not easy at all!

Oh, the smell of a fresh empanada! Dulce de Leche is my favorite filling but you can use a good jelly to make pretty much any flavor. Pineapple is another classic Mexican empanada flavor.

Happy Holidays!


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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