Source: Nestle® Very Best Baking

Apple Cinnamon Empanadas
Serve these warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for a great finale to a Mexican meal. Paired with steaming mugs of hot chocolate, these make a wonderful breakfast as well!
Serves: 36 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


2 packages(12 ounces each) STOUFFER'S® Frozen Harvest apples, cooked according to pkg. directions, chilled
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (36 ct.) package frozen roll dough, defrosted according to pkg.directions
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted

PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

COMBINE cream cheese, ¼ cup sugar and vanilla extract in medium bowl; mix until smooth. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.

PLACE dough for 1 roll on lightly floured surface; roll into 4-inch circle. Spoon about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture and 1 tablespoon Harvest Apples onto lower half; brush edges with milk. Fold dough in half; crimp edges with fork. Repeat with remaining dough.

BRUSH each empanada with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets.

BAKE for 15 minutes or until golden brown; serve warm.