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Mini Apple Pie Empanadas

Mini Apple Pie Empanadas

These mini apple pie empanadas are portioned just right for a sweet treat without going into a sugar overload. To save time, buy pre-peeled and sliced apples in the grocery store. Let the kiddos help out by filing the empanada shells and sealing with a fork. Plus, they can be cooked in an air fryer in just 8 minutes or baked in the oven.

Mini Apple Pie Empanadas

Mini Apple Pie Empanadas

These mini apple pie empanadas are portioned just right for a sweet treat without going into a sugar overload. To save time, buy pre-peeled and sliced apples in the grocery store. Let the kiddos help out by filing the empanada shells and sealing with a fork. Plus, they can be cooked in an air fryer in just 8 minutes or baked in the oven.

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled, sliced Chelan Fresh Gala apples
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 frozen empanada shells, thawed
  • 1 large egg white, beaten

Instructions

  1. Heat skillet on low heat. Add apples, syrup, cornstarch and cinnamon. Cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently, or until apples are tender.
  2. Line center of each empanada shell with apples, fold and use fork to press edges together and seal. Brush with egg wash.
  3. Baking Method: Place sealed empanadas on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Air Fryer Method: Spray air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Add sealed empanadas and cook on 375°F for 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g

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Amber Gray

About the Author

Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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