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Caramel Apple Empanadas

Caramel Apple Empanadas
Caramel Apple Empanadas
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Your first bite into a caramel apple is a quick way to remind yourself that Fall is here. Try these delicious empanadas with a caramel apple inside every bite.

Prep Time: 15 min (not including thaw time)
Bake Time: 15 min
Servings: 12
Skills: Intermediate


  1. 12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner rolls, thawed to room temperature
    10 caramels, cut into 6 pieces each
    1/3 cup flour
    2 cups peeled, chopped Granny Smith apples
    1/4 cup chopped pecans
    1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
    1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
    melted butter
    cinnamon/sugar or powdered sugar, if desired


Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Flatten each roll into a 4-5 inch circle. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest while preparing filling.

In a medium bowl, combine caramels, flour, apples, pecans, ice cream topping and lemon juice.

Remove wrap from dough and place 1-2 tablespoons of filling on each dough circle. Brush edges of dough with milk and fold in half. Seal edges with a fork.

Place on a sprayed baking sheet and bake at 350°F 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar or powdered sugar, if desired.

(2) Comments

Caramel Apple Empanadas
Marcia said on Oct 01, 2010

Outstanding recipe!!!! Perfect for fall. Thank you!

Caramel Apple Empanadas
ReldaJean said on Oct 01, 2010

This sounds and looked so good I can hardly wait to try them.