These sweet baked pumpkin empanadas are made with an easy 3 ingredient filling and a simple homemade empanada dough. They're inspired by the delicious treat found in Mexican bakeries and make a delicious pumpkin pie-like dessert, breakfast, or snack.
Make the filling. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix to combine.
Prep your oven & pan. Preheat your oven to 350 ° F / 177 ° C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Fill & close the empanadas. Add a few tablespoons of the filling to the center of an empanada dough disc & seal. Repeat this until you've filled all of the empanada discs or run out of filling.
Vent, brush with egg wash & bake. Cut a vent in each empanada to ensure they don't burst while baking. Beat together the egg & water & brush on the outside of the empanadas. Bake for 10-20 minutes, or until golden brown.