Apple Turnovers

Empanadas de Manzana

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Appears in
Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor

By Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

Published 2013

  • About

The house that my parents bought in El Paso was a three room house with four fruit trees in the backyard—apple, apricot, peach, and membrillo (quince). Mi mamá never let anything go to waste and sat for hours peeling piles of apples to make warm apple pies and empanadas. I have simplified the recipe to avoid cooking the apples first, and they still taste just like mi mamá’s.