Apple Turnovers
This recipe uses the IMUSA Empanada Maker to make a deliciously sweet apple turnover using granny smith apples, cinnamon, and glaze!

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Cuisine: More Favorite Recipes
Recipe type: Appetizers, Snack
Serves: 12 Empanadas

Ingredients
  • For Apple Turnover Filling:
  • Granny Smith apples 4 cups (chopped)
  • all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons
  • sour cream ½ cup
  • ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon
  • salt ¼ teaspoon
  • pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
  • For Empanada Dough:

  • all-purpose flour 3 cups
  • baking powder 2 teaspoons
  • salt ½ teaspoon
  • shortening ½ cup
  • eggs 2
  • cup milk ½ cup
  • granulated sugar 2 tablespoons
  • ground cinnamon (optional) 1 teaspoon
  • For Glaze:
  • Canned evaporated milk or egg white 1
  • ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon
  • sugar ¼ cup

Preparation
  1. Combine all ingredients for apple turnover filling together in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Make empanada dough: Mix the first 3 dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening. It is best to use your hands. Add the eggs, milk, sugar, and cinnamon. Continue to work in with your hands until you have a soft dough. Split the dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Take out half the dough and split it into 6 equal balls of dough.
  4. On a floured surface, roll out the dough balls into small round circles.
  5. Place a circle on each mold of the IMUSA empanada maker. Place a small dollop of apple filling on one half of each of the dough circles. Fold over the dough to cover filling. The empanadas will be sealed with the empanada maker.
  6. Brush each empanada with some canned evaporated milk or egg whites, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  7. Preheat the IMUSA empanada maker. Once the green light is on close the lid and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.