Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Dessert Empanadas

Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Dessert Empanadas

Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Dessert Empanadas is a quick and easy low-fat recipe that makes the perfect treat for any occasion. Less than 20 minutes cook time!
Course Dessert, treats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 164kcal
Author Brandi Crawford


  • 12 empanada wrappers
  • 2 apples diced, I used one red and 1 green
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp olive oil spray
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp water


  • Place a saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, and vanilla. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes until the apples are soft.
  • Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Add to the pan and stir. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Lay the empanada wrappers on a flat surface. Add the apple mixture to each.
  • Close the empanadas. Roll the empanada in half. Pinch the crust along each of the edges. Roll each of the sides inward. Continue to twist the crust until closed.
  • Add the empanadas to the Air Fryer basket. It's ok to stack the empanadas.
  • Place the Air Fryer on 400 degrees. Cook for 8 minutes.
  • Turn and flip the empanadas. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Cool before serving.


This recipe was prepared to be a lightened-up and more healthy version of dessert. If you wish to have really sweet empanada hand pies, add your desired amount of sugar to the recipe and additional honey. Taste your mixture repeatedly until you obtain desired taste.
Instead of rolling the empanada edges you can close them by making vertical imprints with a fork along the edges.


Calories: 164kcal