Sweet Cinnamon and Pear Empanadas
  • CourseBreakfast, Desserts
  • CuisineDessert, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
  • 3-4 green or red Anjou USA Pearsfinely diced
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4tsp cinnamon
  • 1pkg pie crusts (2)
  • 1/2cup sugar
  • grapeseed oil
  • sugar topping
  1. Combine diced pears, lemon juice and cinnamon to make filling.
  2. Unroll each room temperature pie crust and using a 4.5 inch biscuit/cookie cutter cut out 4 holes in each pie crust. Moisten the outside edge of each circle with water.
  3. Place 1 ½ tablespoons of pie filling in the center of each circle. Fold the circles in half and press the two seams together using your fingers. Use a fork to seal the edges. Use a sharp knife to score the top of the crust three times.
  4. Lightly spray each hand pie with grapeseed oil. Sprinkle each pie with the sugar.
  5. Pre-heat air fryer at 350°F.
  6. Lightly spray your air fryer basket with grapeseed oil. Place the hand pies in a single layer in the air fryer and cook for 11 minutes or until the pie crust is nice and golden. Repeat with remaining hand pies.