Caramel Apple Empanadas

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Caramel Apple Empanadas
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on May 26, 2023


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package of prepared empanada dough
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add the butter and stir until melted.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the lemon juice, apples, caramel sauce, and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Simmer for another 5 minutes or until the apples are tender.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, roll out the prepared empanada dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut out circles using a biscuit cutter or a glass. Place about 1-2 tablespoons of the apple mixture in the center of the circle. Fold the dough over the filling and press to seal the edges. Use a fork to crimp the edges.
  7. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large pot. Carefully add the empanadas to the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  8. Serve warm with a dusting of powdered sugar or a scoop of ice cream.

Interesting Facts

  • Empanadas are a popular pastry in Latin American countries.
  • Caramel apples are a popular treat during the fall season.
  • Empanadas can be filled with a variety of sweet or savory fillings.
  • The combination of apples and caramel is a classic and delicious flavor combination.