A couple of Sunday's ago I answered a phone call from my Daughter-in-Law Kristina. She asked me what I was doing and I told her I was just sitting around the house being lazy and had macaroni & cheese in the oven. She then proceeded to excitedly tell me that I had to come right over and try something she was making. I left Grumpy in charge of the mac & cheese and headed right over to see what Kristina had to share with me that she was so excited about.
When I walked into the house I was happily greeted by Isabelle & Maggie - their beautiful puppies that really aren't so much puppies anymore! Justin had me head right into the kitchen where Kristina was ready to proudly show me her yummy treat! Kristina had created a recipe for Apple Cheesecake Empanadas! I was wise enough to bring my camera so I snapped a few shots - after I enjoyed one of course! Kristina thought I might like to share this with you on my blog for our Family Recipes event - and of course she was right! She knows me well ;-)
This is my second submission this month. My first submission was my mom's Vegetarian (aka Cottage Cheese) Loaf. The deadline is this weekend for Family Recipes so you still have time! If your interested in submitting you can check out the guidelines by clicking HERE.
Kristina's Apple Cheesecake Empanadas
1 package (8 oz) Philly Cream Cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Macintosh Apples
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
Blend together Cheesecake filling and set aside. Cook apples with butter until soft. Stir in brown sugar and cook until sugar has dissolved. Cool slightly.
Place eggroll wrapper on empanada maker (if you don't have one of these you can cut eggroll wrapper into large circles and use a small amount of water when sealing), place approximately 2 tablespoons of filling on one side of wrapper and fold to cover filling. Deep fry in vegetable oil heated to 380 degrees until brown. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
**Note: These cook quickly so keep a close eye on them while frying.
Thank you Kristina :0)