Caramel Apple Empanadas

Tasty, flaky caramel apple empanadas. You may also want to add whipped cream onto the plate as a tasty decoration.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
16 empanadas



  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup cold butter

  • ½ cup cold water, or as needed


  • 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling

  • ¾ cup caramel topping

  • vegetable oil for frying

  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, or to taste


  1. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough forms a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

  2. Roll out dough into a large rectangle on a lightly floured work surface. Cut into 16 squares. Place 2 tablespoons apple pie filling and 1 teaspoon caramel topping on each square. Fold into triangles and seal edges with a fork.

  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 370 degrees F (187 degrees C). Deep-fry empanadas until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per batch. Transfer to a paper towel-lined platter to drain. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
15g Fat
35g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 54mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.