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Caramel Apple Empanadas

Caramel Apple Filling, Vegan Sweets

Caramel Apple Filling
Adapted from this VegWeb recipe

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 Fuji or Gala apples

Caramel Apple Filling, Vegan Sweets

Peel and chop the apples into small pieces.

In a large saucepan, add the rest of the ingredients and heat over medium heat on the stovetop.  Stir to mix the ingredients.  Once the caramel mixture is melted and mixed together, add the apples.  Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until apples are tender and caramel mixture is thickened (about 5-10 minutes).

Caramel Apple Filling, Vegan Sweets

Empanada Dough
Adapted from this VegWeb recipe

  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup beer at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/4 cups flour

Caramel Apple Filling, Vegan Sweets

Mix all ingredients very well, first with a fork, then your hands.

Allow to rest for 20 minutes.

Caramel Apple Filling, Vegan Sweets

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or cover with parchment paper and set aside.

For each empanada, measure out 2 Tbsp. of dough and roll into a ball.

Caramel Apple Filling, Vegan Sweets

On a lightly floured surface, using a rolling pin, roll into a circle that’s 5-inches in diameter.

Caramel Apple Filling, Vegan Sweets

Place 1/8 cup caramel apple mixture onto one half of the dough, keeping the outer 1/2 inch clear of filling.

Caramel Apple Filling, Vegan Sweets

Using your finger, dab some water on the 1/2 inch of dough and fold the top half of dough down.

Press the edges together.  Fold the edge up and press down.Transfer to the baking sheet.

Caramel Apple Filling, Vegan Sweets

Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Caramel Apple Filling, Vegan Sweets

Allow to cool for a few minutes when they come out.  The filling will be hot.

Caramel Apple Filling, Vegan Sweets

These empanadas are soooo good!  Actually, everything on this page is delicious.  If only I could eat one of everything this Thursday.

Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo celebration!

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