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Taco Time Copycat Pumpkin Empanada Recipe

The holidays are about everything pumpkin. We have created a delicious copycat Pumpkin Pie Empanada that is covered in a cinnamon/sugar coating.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Pumpkin Dessert, copycat taco time, empanada, Pumpkin
Servings: 8
Calories: 270kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Stock Pot
  • Tongs

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese 1 package, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 8 large flour tortillas ( 8 or 9 inch)

Sugar Coating

  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup cinnamon

Instructions

  • Cream together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Add in pumpkin, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Place 1/3 of mixture into the center of each tortilla. Spread around the whole tortilla getting 1/2 inch from the edge of the tortilla.
  • Place 1/3 of mixture into the center of each tortilla. Spread around the whole tortilla getting 1/2 inch from the edge of the tortilla.
  • Roll up carefully and secure with a toothpick.
  • Place each empanada into a pan full of vegetable or canola oil that is heated to 325 -350 degrees.
  • Fry until golden brown, turning so both sides cook.
  • Place on a paper towel to drain grease.
  • Remove toothpick after frying.
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon on a plate with sides.
  • Roll the hot empanada in the cinnamon sugar mixture until coated on all sides.
  • Top the empanada with whipped cream, or you can dip it in the whipped cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 4939IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 2mg