Dessert Cherry Sopaipillas


Makes 12 pieces or 4 to 6 servings


Peanut oil or vegetable oil for deep frying
1 package instant dry yeast
3/4 cup whole milk
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
3-1/4 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
Powered sugar


  1. Preheat deep fryer to 350°F. Place 1/4 cup warm water (110°F to 115°F) in mixing bowl, and add instant yeast. Let stand until yeast has softened.
  2. Combine milk, sugar, and salt in small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, then remove from heat and cool slightly before stirring in butter. Let cool a few minutes longer, then add to yeast and mix well. Stir in egg.
  3. Gradually beat in 3 to 3-1/4 cups flour with mixer on low speed to make a soft, but not sticky, dough. Turn dough out onto floured board. Make sure dough is smooth and not sticky; if necessary, gently knead in a little more flour. Place dough on floured board, cover with towel and let rise in warm place about one hour.
  4. Press dough out into 10-inch square. Cut into 5 (2-inch) strips. Then cut on diagonal into diamond shapes. When oil is hot, deep-fry several pieces at a time, turning frequently, until sopaipillas are puffed and golden. Drain on paper towels. While still hot, cut a 2-inch slit into side of each sopaipilla. Fill with cherry pie filling, Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3 sopaipillaas
Calories 715
Calories from Fat 13 %
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Carbohydrate 140 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 15 g
Sodium 648 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 9
Fat 1.5



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