Apple Cheesecake Empanadas

Prep Time:
1 hour
6 servings
  • 2 cups Crunch Pak sweet and tart apples, chopped small
  • 1 (14 oz.) pkg. ready-made pie crusts, cut out into 4 inch rounds
  • 1 (8oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Oil for frying
  • Paper towels
  • Blend cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl until fluffy; set aside in the freezer.
  • In a medium skillet add butter, apples, and 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice. Cook for 10 minutes on medium high heat until apples are tender.
  • Add 2 inches of canola oil to a large skillet until it reaches 350 degrees. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp. remaining pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Add 1 tsp. cream cheese filling and cooked apples to the center of each pie crust round. Fold in half and crimp with fork. Fry on both sides until crispy. Drain on a paper towels then roll in sugar mixture.

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