Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 20 Min
Servings 18
Difficulty Moderate


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 cup Cold water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup Smucker's® Mango Jam or any flavor Smucker's jam or preserves
  • 3 cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground cinnamon


  • Step 1

    COMBINE flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, lemon zest and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or two knives until fine crumbs form. In small bowl, whisk water and egg. Stir in vinegar. Mix into dry ingredients with fork until evenly moistened.

  • Step 2

    ROLL out half of dough at a time on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 3 1/2-inch round cookie cutter. Place heaping teaspoon of jam in center of rounds. Moisten edges of dough with water. Fold in half. Seal edges by pressing closed with fork.

  • Step 3

    HEAT oil in 3-quart saucepan to 375°F. Fry 2 or 3 empanadas at a time for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning several times. Drain on paper towels. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in shallow bowl. Roll warm empanada in cinnamon sugar mixture.