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Creamy Pineapple & Coconut Empanadas {Giveaway}

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Creamy Pineapple & Coconut Empanadas

One last sweet treat (and giveaway) before my family arrives for the Holidays.  Creamy empanadas stuffed with pineapple and coconut baked until crisp.  The recipe is from Ericka of Nibbles and Feast. I enjoyed them so much I made them for my tamalada fiesta.  My sister hid them for herself and papi ate 4 in one evening.  That pretty much sums this empanada up. Tasty!  I did manage to save a few for mi carino and he has been nibbling on them with his morning coffee.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!


Creamy Pineapple & Coconut Empanadas

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: makes 12


  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup finely chopped pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 12 (one 11.6-ounce package) frozen store-bought empanada dough discs, defrosted
  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. COMBINE sweetened condensed milk and yogurt in a medium saucepan; heat over low heat. Add shredded coconut and pineapple.
  2. COMBINE cornstarch and water in small bowl; stir to dissolve. Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into the condensed milk mixture; stir frequently until combined. Increase heat to high; bring to a quick boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture has thickened (it will continue to thicken as it cools). Set aside to cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. PREHEAT oven to 450° F. Grease large baking sheets.
  4. PLACE 1 1/2 heaping tablespoons of pineapple/coconut mixture in center of each empanada disc. Brush edges with egg; fold in half and crimp edges with fork to seal. Place empanadas on prepared baking sheets; brush with egg.
  5. BAKE for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.


Recipe and Photo from Nestle El Mejor Nido



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32 Responses to Creamy Pineapple & Coconut Empanadas {Giveaway}

  1. Gonna try these with strawberries :) lets see how they turn out :)

  2. I’ve seen some of these products and have been curious about them — I’d love to win them to try everything out!
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  3. I love this recipe and would attempt it now if it wasn’t so late. Thanks for definitely giving me sweet dreams

  4. What a great recipe- and i would love to win!

  5. My family and I, we love nestle products, especially Abuelita! and more this season. Una rica taza de chocolate abuelita :d me encantaria esas empanadas!

  6. The empanadas look amazing, and what a great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try the Abuelita…
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

  7. thanks for making it an easy entry :)
    Happy New Year

  8. Love Pineapple Empanadas. Thanks for the great giveaway and Merry Christmas!

  9. Empanadas are on my bucket list of foods I want to attempt to make this next year!!

  10. Ooh, a delightful combination of flavors and that flaky pastry must have been heavenly.
    Feliz Navidad Vianney!
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  11. These look delicious. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  12. Very cool giveaway. Merry Christmas.

  13. The prize pack looks great. Thanks.

  14. I would love to win this. Your recipe looks awesome. Maybe I can make it for New Year’Eve. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  15. Sweet empanadas! Yum!
    yummychunklet recently posted..Sweet Potato BiscuitsMy Profile

  16. I would love to win this giveaway

  17. I am so going to make this — I love pineapple and coconut! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!
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  18. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray

    What a fun recipe and great giveaway!

  19. Thanks and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  20. what a fabulous way to use Greek yogurt, these sound perfect!
    stephanie @cookinfanatic recently posted..Liz’s 5 Minute FudgeMy Profile

  21. Wow, those empanadas sound good. And they’re on my Food New Year’s Resolution list to make. Merry Christmas from the Rocky Mountains to you and your family.
    Lea Ann recently posted..Kale and White Bean SoupMy Profile

  22. The Creamy Pineapple & Coconut Empanadas look so good and the combination of the pineapple and coconut together, Wow what a treat. I will be making these for New Years!

  23. Thank you and happy holidays

  24. What wonderful empanadas! Those flavors are just heavenly.

    Happy Holidays!



  25. I would love to win this. Thank you for the giveaway and Merry Christmas.

  26. Abuelita chocolate is 1.) adorable 2.) delicious!

  27. What a great treat!!
    Belinda @zomppa recently posted..Sol Food Mobile Farm: Final City – New OrleansMy Profile

  28. Love the giveaway!

  29. My mouth is watering. The only ingredient lacking in my cocina is the premade dough. Kind of feeling lazy otherwise I could whip up some home made dough. I am loving the filling combination. Thanks.

  30. Mm. Those look so good! Maybe we’ll have it at one of our next family gatherings.

  31. What a delicious combination! They look delightful!
    Wishing you a lovely holiday!
    Magic of Spice recently posted..What’s for snack time? Spicy Oven Roasted ChestnutsMy Profile

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