Recipe Guava And Cheese Empanadas

Guava and Cheese Empanadas super quick and yummy appetizer perfect for entertaining or a little snack at Rae Gun Ramblings

I’m using the term empanda loosely since I’m being a cheater and using frozen puff pastry but they are so stinking good and easy hopefully you won’t mind. We had something of this feel at a Purivian restaurant that closed down and ever since then I’ve been wanting to try to make my own. These aren’t sweetened like a breakfast cream cheese pastry but they aren’t crazy salty either. I think of them as plain yummy. We had them with tomato soup for dinner earlier this week but I think they’d be really tasty as an afternoon snack. You can easily double the recipe for more.

Guava and Cheese Empanada Recipe at Rae Gun Ramblings

What you need

  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • whipped cream cheese (about 9 tsp)
  • 1/4 C shredded cheese (we used a taco mix) I used 9 small pinches
  • guava preserves or jelly (I used about 5 tsp)
Guava and Cheese Empanada Recipe at Rae Gun Ramblings

What to do

  1. Cut the puff pastry into 9 squares
  2. Roll out each square with a rolling pin so they are slightly bigger.
  3. Put a pinch of shredded cheese, a tsp of cream cheese and half a tsp of guava jelly on each square.
  4. Fold over and press closed with the ends of a fork to seal.
  5. Bake at 400 F for until nicely browned (12-18 minutes)

Hope you like it. We gobbled ours up fast so I’m glad I only used one sheet since 9 for the two of us was plenty.


  1. Those sound so delicious … and I love that you could really come up with any variation. I’m definitely trying this!

  2. Yum! But how do I make these without the whole batch?

  3. my cuban family would love these :) thanks for sharing!


  4. The guava and cheese thing reminds me of Puerto Rico, which I love! I need to try these – thanks!

  5. wow! I’ve never made anything like this. It looks great! Come on over this week and link to my Tasty Tuesday party!

  6. Not a combination I would have ever put together by myself, but sounds good.

  7. Wow! Yum!

  8. mmm looks delicious! thanks for the recipe!

  9. Yummy!!! I’ll have to try these! I just dived into empanadas and did a goat cheese and chorizo empanada…they never made them to the table, everyone just ate them as I took them out of the oil! I’m guessing the same will happen with these!

  10. They sound delicious! I’ll have to see if my husband will make them! Sweet to have the shots to illustrate the recipe!

  11. YUMMMMMMM…as a native Colombian I cannot live without empanadas and anything with guava makes it even better!! Reminds me of the guava tree in my backyard I had growing up and how my grandma would pick out the fruit and make all kids of delicious treats for us. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  12. Oh wow, these look so yummy! I definitely want to try these! I’ve never had empanadas but they sure do look tasty.

  13. Yummy! Great shots…

  14. These look so yummy. Thank you so much for linking up to More The Merrier Monday. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next week.

  15. HammBone, you can make a batch and then freeze then and reheat them individually!

    VanillaBean, Holy Moly yours sounds SO good I’ve got to try those next

    Vivian, a guava tree in your backyard, so cool!

    and thanks for all the love

  16. Thanks for linking up to “Help a Momma Out” So appreciated :) Love this easy recipe! Looks and sounds yummy!! We will def have to try it out!! Have a great rest of your week! Hope to see you back next Tuesday!


  17. oh my word, they look so good! i’m off to the fridge to make me some… no i can’t. it’s too late. too bad…
    by the way, i read you’re an auntie and can’t help but say: me too! doesn’t it feel great to be one? :)

  18. Yum! Please stop by and join our link party:

  19. Found you on Sew Much Ado’s link-up. These look so delicious! I am your newest stalker. :-) Here..and on FB. So glad I found you!

  20. holy heck this looks so good… i love cheese and guava too YUM

    And love that you shared your creation with our readers this week too.

    Thanks for linking up at Nothing But Country Creative Creations Tuesday. You rock!!

  21. wow! this looks heavenly delish1 i really have to try it one of these days! we will feature this yummy recipe on saturday and voting starts on the same day! xoxo

  22. I love cheese “anything”! Bookmarking this recipe. It looks so good I can almost smell it:)

  23. Looks delicious!!

    Your Etsy store is fabulous too!


  24. looks so very good yummy come see what I shared at

  25. Marissa-

    These look divine. If only I could make a decent GF puff pastry…


    Thanks for stopping by and sharing this at Creative Juice.

  26. Holy cow, looks delicious!! I pinned it so I can make it! :)
    Would love to have you link at my summer long link party!

    “Life’s a Picnic!” party!

  27. Would love to see you link up at my new party that will run through Sunday!

  28. Hmm.. This looks delicious!!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow! ;)

  29. Hey! Just wanted to invite you over to share one of your wonderful recipes at my link party- Savory Sundays!! Have a great week!!

  30. Ohh so delicious, and very nice ideas!! Greetings

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