Baked Apple Empanadas


Small half-circle doughy dessert with apple-cinnamon filling. You can fill these with anything if you don't like apple. This is a good base recipe that can be altered any way you like! My family loves these!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 25 mins
10 empanadas



  • 1 cup butter

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Apple Filling:

  • 4 small apples - peeled, cored, and cut into small cubes

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Mix butter and cream cheese together in a bowl. Stir in flour until dough comes together and forms into a ball. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Combine apples, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover; cook, stirring frequently, until apples are the consistency of chunky applesauce, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

  3. Remove dough from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  5. Divide dough into 10 pieces and roll into balls. Roll out each ball into a 3- to 4-inch circle with a rolling pin. Fill one side of the circle with apple filling. Moisten edges lightly with water. Fold dough over the filling and press edges together to seal.

  6. Arrange empanadas on the prepared baking sheet.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until dough is golden, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

The number of empanadas you get depends upon how thick you roll them out and how thin you stretch them over the filling.

Baking time depends on your oven and altitude.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

374 Calories
25g Fat
36g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 374
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 198mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 99mg 2%

* 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.

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