Air Fryer Mini Caramel Apple Empanadas

In Cooking & Crafting by Jen8 Comments

Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons. This season ushers in cooler weather in my Southern Arizona home and for me, always seems to instill a feeling of the possibility for new opportunities that may be just around the corner. This year I am ready for those hoped-for opportunities and, especially for the food that is quintessentially Fall.

Today I am excited to share with all of you a fun and super easy recipe whipped up in my very own JENerally Informed “Kitchen”. Let me take a minute to introduce you to Air Fryer Mini Caramel Apple Empanadas!

Here's how to make your very own Air Fryer Mini Caramel Apple Empanadas. Only 2 ingredients and in less than 30 minutes! ! #easy #fallrecipes #appledesserts #cooking




Here's how to make your very own Air Fryer Mini Caramel Apple Empanadas. Only 2 ingredients and in less than 30 minutes! ! #easy #fallrecipes #appledesserts #cooking

As a blogger, I am the Queen of finding ways to cut the amount of time I spend in the kitchen, and here are my empanada making secrets.

Secret Number 1, use ready-made pie dough. Any brand will work!

Here's how to make your very own Air Fryer Mini Caramel Apple Empanadas. Only 2 ingredients and in less than 30 minutes! ! #easy #fallrecipes #appledesserts #cooking

Secret Number 2, buy the ready-made pie filling! Brilliant right?!

Here's how to make your very own Air Fryer Mini Caramel Apple Empanadas. Only 2 ingredients and in less than 30 minutes! ! #easy #fallrecipes #appledesserts #cooking



Now here is how to make them. First, you will need a small 4-inch diameter circle cookie cutter to create your empanada shape, and because I am classy cheap, I use a jar lid that I have had for years. Even if someone bought me a beautiful new cookie cutter, I would still probably use my jam lid. I think this makes my Abuelita and Mom proud somewhere. However, I have seen these cookie molds everywhere, so you can grab one at any large chain or crafting store. Or you can be like me and use a jar lid!

Once you have cut out your circle in the dough, spoon in about 2 teaspoons of the pie filling and fold the circle in half and crimp the edges closed with a fork.

Here's how to make your very own Air Fryer Mini Caramel Apple Empanadas. Only 2 ingredients and in less than 30 minutes! ! #easy #fallrecipes #appledesserts #cooking




If you don’t already have an air fryer, RUN, don’t walk to your nearest store and buy yourself one. These are seriously the greatest cooking invention in recent years. I love ours and use it all of the time. To cook the apple empanadas in the air fryer, spray a little cooking spray on the tray of the air fryer and put about 3 of your crimped apple empanadas in to cook at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Watch the time though, because you could need more or less time depending on your machine.

For the apple garnishes, I used some small apple-shaped cookie cutters and leftover pieces of the dough. I cooked the garnishes separately for about 3 minutes and then affixed them to the top of the empanada with melted butter.

Here's how to make your very own Air Fryer Mini Caramel Apple Empanadas. Only 2 ingredients and in less than 30 minutes! ! #easy #fallrecipes #appledesserts #cooking

To make about 12+ empanadas, you will need about 2 to 3 packages of dough and only one can of the pie filling. My people were very excited to wake up yesterday morning to the smell of fresh empanadas coming from our kitchen, and making these took me less than 30 minutes. That is winning in the kitchen arena :)




Here's how to make your very own Air Fryer Mini Caramel Apple Empanadas. Only 2 ingredients and in less than 30 minutes! ! #easy #fallrecipes #appledesserts #cooking

Here is a printable recipe for your records:

Air Fryer Mini Caramel Apple Empanadas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 empanadas

Air Fryer Mini Caramel Apple Empanadas

Air Fryer Mini Caramel Apple Empanadas

Ingredients

  • Ready-made pie dough (2 to 3 packages)
  • Ready-made caramel apple pie filling (1 can)

Instructions

  1. Use a small 4 inch in diameter circle cookie cutter to create your empanada shape. You will need about 2 to 3 packages of ready-made dough to make (12) 4-inch circles.
  2. Once you have cut out your circle in the dough, spoon in about 2 teaspoons of the pie filling and fold in half and crimp the edges with a fork.
  3. Bake in an air fryer at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
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If you liked this recipe, feel to check out my recipe for Air Fryer Pumpkin Empanadas, HERE.

Here’s how to make easy and delicious pumpkin empanadas using your air fryer. You only need 2 ingredients and 15 minutes!





Love,

Jen

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Comments

  1. Omg, I love these Apple Empanadas and that you made them in an air fryer. So, going to give these a try in my own air fryer soon. Thanks so much for sharing, Jen <3

  2. Fall has a certain relief here that I felt more than EVER because of being so pregnant during heat. For us it’s a relief from humidity, which I don’t think you have, but you have your own things to be relieved from out there!
    We had an air fryer and Cassidy gifted it to his co-worker. What is his deal? Now I want one more than ever.

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