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 8 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!


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


  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.


Keywords: air fryer empanadas, air fryer apple empanadas, apple empanadas, apple empanadas recipe mexican, apple empanadas recipe easy, apple empanadas recipe from scratch, caramel apple empanadas recipe, apple empanadas recipe, apple empanadas recipe, apple empanadas baked, apple empanadas fried, how to make empanadas in air fryer, how to make empanadas in oven, how to fry empanadas on the stovetop.