Cranberry Apple Empanadas – cranberry and apple pie filling wrapped in flaky buttery crust.
Although many people don’t like fall, it’s my favorite season. Maybe because I was born in October, but I think the main reason I love this time of year so much is fall baking. I simply can not resist all that delicious treats. And this fall I’m totally addicted to pies. But not only classic pies. I enjoy trying new and interesting forms and flavor combinations.
I made mini sized cherry pies, then I tried to combine apple pie filling and pie crust to make cookies. These Apple Pie Cookies turned out great, therefore followed Pumpkin Pie Mummy Cookies. All of them were combination of basic pie crust and pie filling but in a little modified, untraditional form.
You guessed, here comes another treat assembled of my favorite homemade pie crust and fruit filling. After baking pies in muffin tins and cutting cookie shapes, this time I used pie crust discs and wrapped cranberry-apple filling to make sweet empanadas.
These Cranberry Apple Empanadas or hand pies are perfect dessert for Thanksgiving. If you’re used to bake traditional Thanksgiving pies, make a fun twist this year and try these hand pies. Everyone could get a whole pie for themselves and you will have less dishes to wash 😉
You can enjoy these hand pies anytime. For filling I used apples and frozen cranberries which can be find all year round, but you can also use fresh cranberries now when they are in season. You can easily modified filling and use just apples or just cranberries or any other fruits. I personally like this combo because apples and cranberries makes perfect balance of tartness and sweetness, so I won’t change anything.