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Air Fryer Empanadas With Apple Cinnamon Filling

A white bowl filled with four empanadas upright in front of one another. The white bowl is on a white counter in front of it as part of a square white dish with caramel sauce.

5 from 7 reviews

These air fryer empanadas have a cinnamon apple filling and are basically mini apple pies! They're pockets of buttery apple cinnamon deliciousness wrapped in a flaky and crispy empanada crust with caramelized cinnamon-sugar glaze. So if you've been looking for the best apple dessert, this is it!

Ingredients

Apple empanadas:

24 Empanada Discs

2 Apples, chopped

3 tbsp. Butter

3 tbsp. Brown Sugar

1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract

1 tsp. Cinnamon 

Finishing touches:

2 tbsp. Sugar

1 tbsp. Cinnamon 

2 tbsp. Butter, melted

Caramel syrup for dipping

Instructions

  1. Heat a pot over medium-high heat, add the butter, apples, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Cook for 25 minutes.
  2. Fill the empanada discs with 1 tbsp. of the apple filling and close them using a spoon.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (180ºC).
  4. Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.
  5. Brush the empanadas with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Remove the grid from the air fryer and spray it with some oil. Cook in batches of 4 (or more depending on your air fryer, they shouldn't touch each other) for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with caramel syrup for dipping.

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