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Dulce de Leche & Apple Empanadas

Dulce de Leche & Apple Empanadas
15 min
15 min
10 servings

Key Ingredients

A can of Dulce de Leche featuring the La Lechera logo and a square slice of flan drizzled with caramel.
Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche 13.4 oz Can

13.4 oz. Can


  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 2 green apples, peeled and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Dulce de Leche
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 10 (one 14-ounce package) frozen store-bought empanada dough discs, defrosted

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar

Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450° F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Combine water and juice from lemon in medium, microwave-safe bowl. Add apples to water mixture; stir to coat. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in dulce de leche until melted. Stir in flour and cinnamon.

Step 4

Place empanada discs on prepared baking sheet. Place a rounded tablespoon of apple mixture on each disc. Fold in half, sealing edges with fingers or tines of a fork.

Step 5

Brush with egg. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.

Step 6

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

Recipe Notes

Cook’s Tip:
Ready-made refrigerated pastry sheets can be used in place of empanada discs. Simply use an inverted bowl that measures 5 inches in diameter to cut out circles.

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