Apple Cinnnamon Empanadas (Turnovers)

Jessica Benedetto

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@LiLJLB

Great Recipe, perfect for fall or served as dessert everyone loved it and keeps begging for more!!!


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Serves:

13-15

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

3
baking apples
1 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
groud cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
2/3 c
vegetable shorting
6 Tbsp
cold water
1
egg

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat over to 350 coat sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper set aside
2
Peel and dice apples up, Place in saucepan with sugar cinnamon and nutmeg over low-medium heat. Stir constantly until apples are soft, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and set in refridgerator to cool.
3
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in the shortening until pieces are the size of small peas. Add water to slightly moisten. Form dough into a ball.

On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch thick and using a 3 1/2-inch to 4-inch round cookie cutter, cut out dough circles. Take the dough scraps, work them together, reroll, and cut out as many circles as possible.
4
Whisk together the egg and water to make an egg wash. Place a large spoonful of the apple mixture in the center of each dough circle. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the egg wash around the edge of half of each circle of dough, about 1/3-inch from the edge. Fold the dough over the filling so that the edges meet and using the tines of a fork, press the edges together.
5
Arrange the empanadas 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Lightly brush tops of empanadas with egg wash. Bake in preheated oven for 17-20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove the empanadas from oven and let them sit at least 5 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Desserts