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12 Sep

BAKED CARAMEL APPLE EMPANADAS

baked caramel apple empanadas

If you only knew how long overdue these caramel apple empanadas were. Oh my gosh, I’m so embarrassed to even admit it.

It all began about a month before they were due. We were sitting around watching tv when I asked Maddie (my boyfriend’s daughter) what dessert she would like me to make her for her birthday.

Before I could even begin making a mental note, she immediately blurted out. “Caramel apple empanadas! Like the ones they sell at Taco Bell!”

She very much caught me off guard with that request. That was the last thing I expected to hear. I for sure thought she was going to ask for something more along the lines of an ultra rich chocolate cake like the one Cheesecake Factory sells. Which also happens to be one of her favorites.

I was a little perplexed but said ok, sounds good. To be honest I had no idea Taco Bell even sold caramel apple empanadas. Nor had I made them before, but thought, I’ll figure it out.

Well, here it goes… I was a few days shy of a whole month before I made these for her! Terrible right? Ugh… for one reason or another I kept postponing and felt so bad. She was such a sweetheart too, she never gave me a hard time about not yet making them for her.

Finally, the weekend before we left for our trip I decided to surprise her with these empanadas, and she loved them.

This time it was her who was caught off guard!

baked caramel apple empanadas
sugar, flour, cinnamon
granny smith apples
cookied caramel apples
caramel apple empanadas ready for the oven
freshly baked caramel apple empanadas

Print Recipe
Baked Caramel Apple Empanadas
baked caramel apple empanadas
Course Dessert
Keyword empanada
Servings
empanadas
Ingredients
Cinnamon Sugar
Course Dessert
Keyword empanada
Servings
empanadas
Ingredients
Cinnamon Sugar
baked caramel apple empanadas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Whisk together sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, bring apples and water to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 or until apples are tender.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat. Fold in sugar-flour mixture, caramel sauce, and butter. Keep folding until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut out 2-6" rounds. Re-roll scraps and roll out two more 6" rounds.
  7. Spoon filling equally onto each of the dough rounds, making sure to leave an edge of dough.
  8. Use a fork to press and seal the edges closed.
  9. Brush tops with milk then top with cinnamon sugar.
  10. Bake for 15-20 min.
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