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Caramel Apple Empanadas

Taco Bell Copycat Recipe

Makes 12

1 (12 oz) package Stouffer's frozen harvest apples
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3 1/2 cups baking mix
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted

Thaw apples in microwave at half power 6 to 7 minutes; let stand 3 minutes. Stir together apples and flour. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a medium skillet over medium heat; add apple mixture, brown sugar, and allspice. Cook, stirring constantly for 4 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Coarsely mash apple mixture, and set aside.

Stir together baking mix and 1 cup whipping cream with a fork until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 to 4 times. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into 12 (5-inch) squares.

Divide apple mixture into 12 servings and place 1 serving in center of each square. Fold 1 side of square over, pressing edges with a fork to seal. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush tops evenly with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Bake at 400 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.


  1. Bisquick baking mix or another brand is Pioneer baking mix. It's usually​found on the isle with sugar/flour/cake mixes etc. You can also Google a homemade diy version that you can cheaply & easily make yourself at home. Any one you choose works great. Hope that helped