Mexican Baked Strawberry Empanadas

4.80 from 5 votes

This post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure policy.

These Mexican Baked Strawberry Empanadas are a the perfect dessert with any Mexican dish. Sweet, delicious and so easy to make, your whole family will love them!

Three strawberry empanadas on a plate next to a bowl of strawberries

Mexican Baked Strawberry Empanadas

At the end of any great meal, sometimes you just want to finish with something sweet. These Mexican Baked Strawberry Empanadas are the perfect dessert to any Mexican dish! They are super easy to make and so yummy! You will love the combination of warm, crunchy tortilla, sweet strawberry filling, and cinnamon sugar on top.

Strawberry Empanadas stacked on a plate

What is an Empanada?

An empanada is a Spanish or Latin American pastry turnover that can feature a variety of sweet or savory fillings, prepared either baked or fried. The word “empanada” translates literally to mean “enbreaded.” In other words, wrapped or coated in bread. Yum! Right? Typically empanadas are made with homemade dough and they are fried. We use this baked empanadas method with tortillas for convenience. We have a great recipe for homemade flour tortillas (here) that is amazing with this recipe. But if you want to take the easier route, you can usually find raw flour tortillas in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. I have gotten them at Costco and they are really good tortillas.

So Many Fillings, So Little Time

There are a variety of fillings that you can use, but I especially love to use fresh strawberries. I had to test these babies out before Cinco de Mayo, and after making them they are definitely going on the menu! I think next time I might try some Nutella and strawberries for the filling as well. You can also make strawberry cheesecake empanadas by adding a layer of cream cheese inside the tortilla as well. If you want to use empanadas as the main course instead of dessert, there are a lot of savory options including meat, mushrooms, cheese and even seafood.

Make a Mexican Feast

Gear up for Cinco de Mayo, or any day of the year and enjoy a Mexican feast. Try some of our most popular Mexican-inspired recipes!

How To Make Mexican Baked Strawberry Empanadas

Mexican Baked Strawberry Empanadas

4.80 from 5 votes
These Mexican Baked Strawberry Empanadas are the perfect dessert to any Mexican dish! They are super easy to make and so yummy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish
Servings 8



  • Mix sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl and set aside. Mix water and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. When heated and melted together, slowly add in the sugar/cornstarch mixture while stirring constantly. Continue to stir over heat until sauce becomes thick, then remove from heat and add the vanilla.
    Cornstarch and sugar mixture in a pot
  • While the mixture cools, slices the strawberries and place them in a medium bowl. Pour the mixture over the strawberries.
    Glazed strawberries in a bowl
  • Spoon a line of the strawberry mixture along the center of a raw tortilla.
  • Wrap the tortilla up and try to fold in the edges so the sauce stays inside. Lightly brush each empanada with butter then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. And place each one on a cookie sheet.
    strawberry empanadas on a baking sheet before they are cooked
  • Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes, until tortillas are cooked and golden.
    Strawberry Empanadas stacked on a plate

Nutrition Information

Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 309mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 361IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg

Did you try this recipe?

Share It on Instagram!

Mention @favoritefamilyrecipes or tag #favoritefamilyrecipes!

Share This With the World


About the author

Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

More about Emily Walker

Similar Recipes

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

How many stars would you give this recipe?


  1. 4 stars
    Homemade Empanadas are the absolute BEST! I love that you can fill them with any kind of fruit you prefer. We like to add whip cream or ice cream with them too.