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Sopaipillas (A Chilean Doughnut)

A delicious sweet treat that is similar to a doughnut, a perfect ending to our Chilean feast!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Chile
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 pieces
Calories 110 kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cooked pumpkin or Zapallo squash or pumpkin puree in a can
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 orange cut into 8 pieces
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl, set aside.
  2. Combine cooked pumpkin or puree and butter in a separate bowl and stir until combined.
  3. Make a well in the flour mixture, add pumpkin mixture and stir and knead until combined. Add a little water if it is too dry. When the dough cleans the bowl it is perfect.
  4. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thick, use a cookie cutter or small bowl to make rounds about 3 inches in diameter.
  5. Combine brown sugar, water cinnamon, and orange slices in a pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Boil for about 4 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Heat oil to 350 degrees in a wok, frying pan or deep fryer, add pastry rounds a few at a time and fry until puffed and golden, turning halfway through, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel.
  7. Working a few at a time, add fried sopaipillas to syrup, remove and serve immediately with some extra syrup.
  8. Awesome!
Nutrition Facts
Sopaipillas (A Chilean Doughnut)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.