When I first tried an empanada it was a sausage and vegetable filled pastry. But the dough can just as easily be used to house snack or dessert foods.
I tried a batch from scratch with peaches and pecans.
I made the dough early yesterday morning. Later in the afternoon I put peach slices, pecans, a bit of brown sugar and a spoonful of sour cream in the center of the dough before I rolled and crimped them. Next chance I get I am going to bake them with apple, cranberries, walnuts and a bit of cream cheese.
Yumm! They are best eaten warm from the oven. But they do freeze well and can be reheated later.