This homemade guava cheese empanada recipe has that classic sweet & tangy flavor balance and requires just five ingredients. Made with flakey fried empanada dough, a cream cheese and guava pasteThis post contains affiliate links. filling and topped with powdered sugar, it's a totally addicting sweet treat that's perfect to enjoy as a dessert or snack.
Prep the filling. Slice the cream cheese into 16 equal sized slices. Do the same with the guava pasteThis post contains affiliate links.. Tip: You can do this easily by slicing in half and then into 8 sections of 2.
Assemble the empanadas. Place a slice of cream cheese and a slice of guava pasteThis post contains affiliate links. into the center of each empanada disc. Fold the dough over to close the empanada. Seal with your hands or crimp with a fork.
Fry (see note for directions to bake). Fry the empanadas in hot oil until golden brown all around. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess oil.
Serve. Serve with a sprinkle of confectioners sugar. Enjoy!
Baking Instructions: Brush empanadas with an egg wash and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.