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Pumpkin Filled Empanadas to get you into the Season


Are you looking for delicious treat for a cold windy afternoon. If your answer was yes then this recipe for pumpkin filled empanadas is for you.

What Are Empanadas?

An empanada is a popular crescent shaped pastry in Latin America that can be filled with a variety of savory or sweet ingredients and can be baked or fried. They are similar to an American turnover but they are more alterable.

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For the filling
  • 15oz of 100% pure pumpkin
  • 3/4-1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of vanilla blend
  • 1 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
For the dough
  • 2 1/4 cup of All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 8 tbsp of cold butter
  • 1 cup of cold milk
For the egg wash
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of milk or water
  • Turbinado sugar


Although it was my first time making these empanadas, they were not too difficult to make, and the filling was delicious. I suggest having someone else accompany you when making these because they are time consuming. I ended up making 24 empanadas using the exact measurements provided in the recipe. Another thing to know is that they taste better when they are slightly warm, but not straight out of the oven unless you want to burn your tongue. Other than that they were delectable and I received many compliments from family and friends.

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Hello, my name is Sophia, I am a sophomore this year. I joined Golden Times in my freshman year and I had a great time. I enjoy painting, writing, and cooking. However when it comes to cooking, eight out of ten times the end result comes out decent. Even though I'm not the best at cooking, I hope to improve on my skills. As mentioned before, I enjoy writing both in and out of school. I hope to have a great time this year along with everyone else! -"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."-Albert Einstein
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