Apple Cinnamon Empanadas

Apple Cinnamon Empanadas

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based on 7 reviews
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60 min.
75 min.
36 Servings

Serve these Apple Cinnamon Empanadas warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for a great finale to a Mexican meal. Great for breakfast too!


  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) STOUFFER'S Harvest Apples, prepared according to package directions, chilled
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 package (36-count) frozen roll dough, defrosted according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
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PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

COMBINE cream cheese, ¼ cup sugar and vanilla extract in medium bowl; mix until smooth. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.

PLACE dough for 1 roll on lightly floured surface; roll into 4-inch circle. Spoon about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture and 1 tablespoon Harvest Apples onto lower half; brush edges with milk. Fold dough in half; crimp edges with fork. Repeat with remaining dough.

BRUSH each empanada with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets.

BAKE for 15 minutes or until golden brown; serve warm.

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- peter coffey from chair

Rave reviews

I made these for Thanksgiving and the entire family loved them. They ate them for dessert and for breakfast. It was a little hard to work with the roll dough so I'm thinking of trying something else next time but there will definitely be a next time!

- Miss B from Charleston, SC

Awesome recipe!

We have a monthly cooking club where a theme is chosen. We made this for the Mexican theme and it was excellent. Everyone loved them. The only word of caution is that you can't prepare these in advance. I thought that I could make them and bake them and, once I arrived at our cooking club, throw them in the oven. I didn't take into consideration that the dough would rise again so they got really puffy by the time I baked them. It didn't change the flavor, but they didn't look as nice. I'm not sure if they would hold up well if I had baked them and took them along either so...

- VeggieGirl from

For school

During my freshman year at high school, I had to make a Mexican food for a project. When I found the apple cinnamon empanadas, they looked so good I had to make them. When I brought them to class, everybody loved them and wanted more. They all said that they were the best out of all the food that was brought. So I tried one when I got home, and found out for myself that they really were good.

- Jena from Lincoln

Great...but needed help finding the ingredients

This recipe was delicious once I got around to making it, since I had trouble finding the Stouffer's Harvest Apples and the frozen roll dough. I ended up using my favorite apple pie recipe and the refrigerated grand size flaky biscuits split in half (for a serving a 8 biscuits, I made 16 empanadas).

- Claire from NJ

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/36 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 36

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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