Measure 2 cups of Valencia Flour Mill Sopaipilla Mix and pour into a medium mixing mixing bowl
Follow the 'just-add-water" directions on the back of the Sopaipilla Mix bag to make the sopaipilla dough
Cover the dough and let it set for 30 minutes
After 30 minutes roll out the dough and and use an empanada or calzone mold to cut 3 to 4 inch circles
Fill one side of the dough circle with 2 Tablespoons of canned cherry pie filling
Quickly fold 1/2 of the circle over the filled portion.
Crimp the edges like around a regular pie to seal the filling inside the empanada.
Fry in at least 370 degrees F vegetable oil for about 1 minute. Flip the empanada over from side to side to brown evenly.
Set empanadas on paper towels to drain
(optional) sprinkle with powdered sugar, drizzle with chocolate syrup, or add your own toppings.
Serve and enjoy your delicious and sweet cherry empanadas!