Apple Empanadas Mini Tortilla Bowls
Prep 1 Hours 25 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hours 25 Minutes
- Vegetable oil for deep frying
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 20 tortilla bowls from 2 packages (5.1 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Soft Tortilla Mini Bowls (12 Count)
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 6 medium Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 6 cups)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup caramel topping
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- In deep fat fryer or heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat at least 2 inches oil to 350°F. Add 3 tablespoons of the granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon to a 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
- Place boats in batches in preheated oil; fry 1 minute on each side, using tongs to turn boats halfway through, until lightly brown all over. Drain boats upside down on paper towel-lined cookie sheet until slightly cool; toss 4 boats at a time in cinnamon sugar to coat. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
- In small bowl, beat sour cream, remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon with whisk. Set aside.
- In 12-inch nonstick skillet, mix apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon and the salt over medium-high heat. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid evaporates and apples are tender.
- Divide apple mixture among fried boats; top with cinnamon sour cream, and drizzle with caramel topping.
- Pears can be substituted for apples in this recipe.
- Using a candy thermometer/deep frying thermometer helps to ensure correct temperature when frying to give best results.
- 1 Serving Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2g ,Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 135mg; Potassium 75mg; Total Carbohydrate 30g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 21g); Protein 1g
- % Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 4%; Iron 0%
- Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat
- Carbohydrate Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet