Dairy-Free Apple Pie Empanadas
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These single-serve desserts are a fun hand-held treat for kids and adults!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 12 empanadas
  • 4 cups peeled, sliced Gala apples
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon non-GMO cornstarch (can sub arrowroot starch)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 frozen dairy-free empanada shells (see Dough Note below), thawed
  • 1 large egg white, beaten (see Vegan Option below)
  1. Heat a skillet over low heat. Add the apples, maple, starch, and cinnamon. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, or until the apples are tender.
  2. Line the center of each empanada shell with apples. Fold the shell over top of the apples and use a fork to press the edges together and seal. Brush the tops of the empanadas with the beaten egg white.
  3. Preheat your oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Place the sealed empanadas on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Dough Note: Some brands of empanada dough contain dairy. You can substitute another pastry dough or fillo dough.

Vegan Option: You can substitute the egg wash with dairy-free milk beverage, dairy-free milk beverage whisked with maple syrup (2 tablespoons to 1 teaspoon), or melted dairy-free buttery spread.

Air Fryer Option: Preheat your air fryer to 375°F. Grease the air fryer basket. Add the sealed empanadas to the basket and cook for 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/apple-pie-empanadas