Guava Cheese Empanadas

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  • 10 empanada wrappers, thawed*
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 ounces guava paste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Slice the cream cheese into 1/4 inch slices. Dice the guava into 1/4 inch cubes.
  2. Take 1 slice of cream cheese and place on half of empanada disc. Top with a few cubes of guava paste. Fold dough over and press edges to seal. Crimp edges with a fork. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  3. To cook, heat 1/2 inch of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add empanadas to pan, but do not over-crowd. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip empanada and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Drain on paper towels. Continue process until all the empanadas have been fried.

10 servings

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