Popular in Latin American and Spanish cuisine, empanadas are a fun food to have at your next casual get-together. The individual servings make it simple to calculate what's needed to feed a crowd, and since they're made ahead and baked or heated the day of the party, you can spend more time with your guests. We recommend using our Whole-Wheat Empanada Dough, but you can repeat these steps with any dough your recipe makes.
First, using a pastry brush, moisten the border of the dough disk with egg wash.
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Step 2: Add Filling
Place filling in center of disk. Bring dough edges together to form a half-moon shape.
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Step 3: Pinch Closed
While holding empanada, press edges between thumb and index finger to close.
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Step 4: Crimp to Seal
Place empanada on work surface; crimp by pressing the tines of a fork along border.