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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!


Recipe Summary

35 mins
8 hrs 30 mins
9 hrs 25 mins
20 mins
10 empanadas


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Apple Filling:


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Arrange empanadas on the prepared baking sheet.

  • 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

374 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 35.5g; fat 24.7g; cholesterol 67.5mg; sodium 197.5mg. Full Nutrition