Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Empanadas


6" Pressed Mazina
Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Empanadas

Original Recipe Serves 2

Prep Time 30 min
Cooking Time 3 min


20 each  6" Pressed Mazina™ Tortillas (08042)  
1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree   
4 cups Butternut Squash , roasted and chopped into ½” cubes   
3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese , shredded   
2 Tbsp. Whole Butter   
2 cups Sweet Onions , chopped   
2 tsp. Fresh Garlic , minced   
1/4 tsp.  Nutmeg  
1/4 tsp.  Cayenne Pepper Sauce  
1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt  
1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar   
2 Tbsp.  Honey  
1 tsp. Orange Zest   
10 oz. vol. Chopped Pecans , toasted 
10 oz. vol. Sage Beurre Blanc , see related recipe   


1.) Heat medium size sauté pan over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp. of butter and add onions and garlic. Cook onions until they soften and begin to caramelize. Remove from heat and cool.

2.) Fold pumpkin, squash, cheese, onions, garlic, seasonings, sugar, honey and zest together in mixing bowl until combined.

3.) Steam tortillas one at a time and place on worksurface. Tortillas should feel a little gummy. This helps them adhere.

4.) Scoop 1 ¼ oz. of squash filling and place on front half of mazina tortilla.

5.) Fold over and seal tortilla closed. Make sure to remove all air pockets and press edges of empanadas down with fork.

6.) Place on parchment lined sheet pan and cover refrigerated until ready for use.

7.) When ready to serve, place in 325F fryer until golden brown and center is hot.

8.) Remove from fryer and drain.

9.) Drizzle sage buerre blanc on plate. Top with butternut squash empanadas and toasted pecans.

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Sage Buerre Blanc

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