Toaster ovens work great for baking empanadas! Set the timer, then go finish getting ready for work. Empanadas stay hot for a long time after cooking, so you won't need to reheat them. Ovens vary in power, but if you're cooking 4 or fewer empanadas, you probably don't need to preheat.
Cooked empanadas can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat, bake them at 400 F for about 8 minutes. Microwave ovens are not recommended, but you won't be the first one if you try it.
Empanadas coming out flat?
90% of cooking fails are the result of empanadas not getting enough heat. If your empanada comes out flat and gooey, it’s because it melted in low heat.
Well cooked, shapely empanadas:
Sticking to the pan
Silicone Baking Mats are a fantastic way to bake anything without sticking to the pan. They can be reused many, many times and you can get them from Amazon for less than $10 for a pack of two.