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!