Easy Air Fryer Dessert Empanadas Recipe

On the off chance that you have never appreciated one, at that point you are in for a treat! This meat-filled cake is one of my record-breaking top choices.

It’s a stuffed bread cake that can be prepared or seared. The name originates from the word empanar, a Spanish word, which intends to wrap bread.

It’s made with an appetizing batter and afterward loaded down with meat, vegetables, or organic product. They are notable all through Latin America, South America, Spain, Portugal, and zones encompassing the Caribbean like Puerto Rico.

Empanadas Recipe

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Recipe by staysnatched Course: Appetizers, DessertCuisine: Latin American, Southern AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This Empanadas Recipe is the absolute best. The empanadas were fried and the dough came flakey, light and 100% delicious.


  • 12 empanada wrappers thawed

  • 2 apples I used honey crisp. Use what you prefer.

  • 2 tablespoons raw honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • 1 egg beaten

  • cooking oil I use olive oil.


  • Place a saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, and vanilla. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes until the apples are soft.
  • Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Add to the pan and stir. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Allow the filling to cool for at least 5 minutes before loading it onto the empanada wrappers.
  • Lay the empanada wrappers on a flat surface. Dip a cooking brush in water. Glaze each of the empanada wrappers with the wet brush along the edges. This will soften the crust and make it easier to roll.
  • Add the apple mixture to each. Add 1 tablespoon of the apple mix per empanada. Do not overstuff. Flatten out the mixture with a spoon.
  • Close the empanadas. Use a fork to seal the empanadas along the edges by creating indents in the crust. Press the fork down into the crust along the edge of each.
  • Spritz the air fryer basket with cooking oil. Add the empanadas to the Air Fryer basket. Do not stack the empanadas. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Use a cooking brush and brush the top of each empanada with the beaten egg (egg wash).
  • Place the Air Fryer on 400 degrees. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until crisp.
  • Cool before serving.


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