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Air Fryer Caramel Apple Empanadas


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Air Fryer Caramel Apple Empanadas are tender pastries filled with a caramel apple filling. These easy and delicious pastries make for the perfect fall dessert.

This easy apple dessert was a huge success for our entire family. When I think of fall, I always think of apple and pumpkin recipes, and this recipe fit right in.

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Air Fryer Caramel Apple Empanadas

Fall is the time of year that apples are fresh and chock full of vitamins and nutrients. When you leave the skin on the apple, they are full of fiber to help regulate our digestive system.

Why I Love This Recipe

These Air Fryer Caramel Apple Empanadas are simple to make and make the perfect fall dessert.

  • Ready in under 60 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love caramel apple recipes you may also enjoy this Caramel Apple Cake recipe.

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Ingredients

These easy apple empanadas only require four simple ingredients. You might not even need to make a trip to the grocery store.

  • store bought pie crusts
  • flour for dusting
  • egg
  • caramel apple pie filling
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Substitutions

Apple Pie Filling: Don’t like caramel apple pie filling, swap for regular apple pie filling.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

To make this easy apple dessert, all you need are five simple and easy kitchen tools.

How to Make Air Fryer Caramel Apple Empanadas

This simple fall dessert can be ready in just six easy steps.

Step 1: Roll out your crust

On a floured surface, roll out pie crust and using a rolling pin, flatten pie crust to 1/8” thick.

Step 2: Cut out your crust

Using a circular cookie cutter, cut out the circles for the pies.

A flattened pie crust on a wooden chopping board being cut out to form circle for the pies.

Step 3: Stuff your crust with apple filling

Depending on the size of the crust put 1-2 apple slices on the crust.

Step 4: Egg Wash your empanadas

 In a small bowl, whisk the egg until it is beaten. Using your finger or a brush, coat the edge of the crust with the egg wash. Close the hand pie forming around the apple slice and use a fork to compress the edge of the pie.

Step 5: Vent your empanadas

Puncture vent holes on top and brush the whole pie with the egg wash.   

A vertical image of 6 assembled pies ready to cook and one circle pie crust with a piece of caramel apple on top of it.

Step 6: Air fry the caramel apple empanadas

Place the pies in the air fryer basket and cook at 330 for 6 minutes, flip and cook for 3 more minutes.

Air Fryer Caramel Empanadas on an air fryer basket, pre-cooking.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Looking for some ways to change up this recipe? Here are some suggestions for adding some extra flavor to your easy dessert recipe.

Apple Pie Spice: Add one teaspoon of apple pie spice to your apple pie filling for extra flavor.

Pie Crust: Use homemade pie crust instead of store bought, if you like homemade pie crust.

Fruit: Replace the apple filling with another fruit like peaches for an entirely different flavor.

A vertical close up shot of Air Fryer Empanadas with one pie showing the cross section.

Toppings

Are you looking for some ideas to top your Air Fryer Caramel Empanadas? Here are my favorite ways to change them up.

  • vanilla ice cream
  • whipped cream
  • caramel sauce
  • cinnamon sugar
An overhead vertical image of Air Fryer Empanadas on a white serving plate with apples and air fryer above the plate.

FAQs

Do you have questions about Air Fryer Caramel Apple Empanadas? Here are the answers for the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store leftover empanadas in the fridge for up to three days in an airtight container. Or on the counter for two days.

How to reheat

To reheat leftover caramel apple empanadas, heat them in the air fryer at 325 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes or until warm.

Can I freeze?

Yes, you can freeze these empanadas. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then place in a freezer safe bag or container. Store in your freezer for up to 3 months.

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Air Fryer Caramel Apple Empanadas Recipe

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Air Fryer Caramel Empanadas

Air Fryer Caramel Apple Empanadas are easy, delicious & the perfect fall dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Empanadas
Calories 130 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 store bought pie crusts
  • 1/4 cup flour for dusting
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups caramel apple pie filling

Instructions
 

  • On a floured surface, roll out pie crust and using a rolling pin, flatten pie crust to 1/8” thick.
  • Using a circular cookie cutter, cut out the circles for the pies.
  • Depending on the size of crust put 1-2 apple slices on the crust.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg until it is beaten. Using your finger or a brush, coat the edge of the crust with the egg wash. Close the hand pie forming around the apple slice and use a fork to compress the edge of the pie.
  • Puncture vent holes on top and brush the whole pie with egg wash.
  • Place the pies in the air fryer basket and cook at 330 for 6 minutes, flip and cook for 3 more minutes

Nutrition

Serving: 1EmpanadaCalories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
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