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Chilean Pumpkin Sopaipilla
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Chilling the dough
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
These authentic Chilean pumpkin sopaipillas with a drizzle of honey are an easy and delicious dessert or appetizer. Today I will teach you how to make them from scratch.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: chilean
Keyword: sopaipillas
Servings: 10 sopaipillas
Calories: 184.8 kcal
  • 2 cups flour (+¼ cup for kneading)
  • 400 gr pumpkin (or 1 cup pumpkin puree)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Honey to taste
  • Oil to fry
  1. Boil the pumpkin until fork-tender. Strain and reserve some of the water. Let the pumpkin cool completely and smash until you get a smooth puree.
  2. In a big bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Slowly add the melted butter and the pumpkin while folding using a spatula. Integrate the dough the best you can and use your hands for a better result.
  4. If the dough is too sticky add a bit more of flour. If it is too dry add some of the pumpkin water. Let the dough sit for 30 minutes.
  5. On a clean surface sprinkle some flour and knead the dough for a couple of minutes. When the dough is bouncy and is not sticking to the surface, flatten it with the help of a rolling pin.
  6. Cut circles with a cookie cutter or a glass. Using a fork, pierce the surface of the sopaipillas.
  7. Fry for a couple of minutes until they are golden and crispy. Let them rest over the absorbent paper after frying.
  8. Serve with a drizzle of honey.
Nutrition Facts
Chilean Pumpkin Sopaipilla
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184.8 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 2.6g5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.