Five Spice Apple Empanadas

By August 28, 2023Desserts

Five Spice Apple Empanadas

Yield: 32 each Empanadas


  • 5 lb. Giles Spiced Apples (72299.15870)
  • 2 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • Empanada or pie dough, refrigerated
  • Water
  • AP flour for rolling out dough
  • Egg wash (2 eggs whisked with 1 Tbsp water)


  1. Open the tub of Giles Spiced Apples and dice apple wedges.
  2. Mix the apples with Chinese Five Spice Powder and panko crumbs.
  3. Allow the panko to hydrate for 1 hour before filling.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. Flour a cleaned and sanitized table and roll the dough to ¼-inch thick.
  6. Cut out 6-inch rounds and place ¼ cup apple filling in the middle of the round.
  7. Lightly brush edges of rounds with water, fold them together, and crimp edges with a fork.
  8. Continue with the remaining dough and filling.
  9. Brush the tops of all empanadas with egg wash and poke the top of each empanada with a fork to allow steam to escape while baking.
  10. Bake at 400°F for 25-35 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.