I also did not have the same results as some. When I went to fry the dough all it did was fall apart. As far as the filling- delicious. We ended up eating the filling.
The filling is good but the dough is awful! As soon as I put it in the oil it starts to fall apart immediately. Makes sense though considering it is a 2:1 ratio of flour to shortening. As soon as the shortening in the dough gets into the oil it turns to liquid and there is no binder in the dough to hold it together. Baking it with this dough might be ok, but the recipe as written is not usable.
I wish I would have had the same results as the rest of the other cooks. I am not sure if I did something wrong, I was looking forward to this enjoying these empanads. :0(
I used puff pastry to make these, using 3 layers and butter in between. I left out the raisins and used finely chopped walnuts in place of them in the filling. They were very much enjoyed as a happy ending to our Mexican themed dinner. I can see us making these very often, as my girls and I loved them! Thank you Bahill!
I've been hanging on to this recipe for quite some time, and I finally got around to making them. I made a few of changes due to family requests: I used half whole wheat flour and half white flour, added some cinnamon to the dough, omitted the raisins, and baked them instead of frying them. I still want to try them as written, but they were great even with the "healthifying" changes. I baked them on parchment lined baking sheets at 350F for about 25 minutes (until they were slightly browned). Because the ratio of whole wheat to white flour made them a bit drier, I served them warm with some warmed cajeta as a dip (definitely making them more nutritionally naughty, but who can argue with a little warm cajeta lol?). I'll definitely be making these again, because I can only imagine how good they must be with all white flour and fried! Thanks for posting!
The Apple Filling is great! I used Empanada Dough (tagged in a game) for the pastry and it couldn't have been better! Thanks for sharing!
I love this filling! I used a diffrent dough for the recipe Empanada Dough and chose to bake them to make them a bit healthier. Very good recipe!
have never had empinadas sweet before and this was really good.
I think that the Apple Empanadas are very good. I made them for my family, and they loved them. I also mad them for a school project. My classmates loved them too.