Delicious Recipes

Guava Empanadas

Posted on: 20/09/2015

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Prep time: 35 min

Cook time: 15 min

Yield: 10 pastries

Level: Intermediate


1 8 -ounce package cream cheese

1 large egg

1 tablespoon sugar

Grated zest and juice of 1 lime

3/4 cup guava paste

1 14 -ounce package frozen empanada wrappers, thawed

Vegetable oil, for frying

Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting


Pulse the cream cheese, egg, sugar, lime zest and lime juice in a food processor until smooth.

Put 1 tablespoon guava paste in the center of each empanada wrapper, then top with 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture. Fold the dough over the filling and press the edges with a fork to seal.

Heat about 11/2 inches vegetable oil in a wide saucepan until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F. Working in batches, fry the empanadas until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. (Return the oil to 350 degrees F between batches). Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.


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