Guava Cheese Empenadas
5 from 1 vote

Guava Cheese Empenadas

Guava Cheese Empenadas are crispy on the outside with a sweet, warm and creamy guava and cream cheese filling on the inside.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Cuban, Mexican, Spanish
Keyword Pastry, Guava, Guava Cheese, Guava Cheese Empenadas, Empenadas, Cuban, Spanish, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 515 kcal
Author Michele Wendt


  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese (1 brick)
  • 21 ounces Guava Paste
  • 14 ounces Goya Pastry Discs
  • 1 quart Vegetable Oil
  • Sugar for sprinkling


  1. Defrost frozen pastry discs.

  2. Cut cream cheese and guava paste into 1/8 to 1/4-inch slices.

  3. Fold pastry disc in half and seal edges by pressing down with the tines of a fork.

  4. Fill a deep saucepan with oil to about 2 1/2 inches deep. Heat oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking (350°F on deep-fry thermometer). Fry empanadas in batches until crispy and golden brown, flipping once, 4 – 6 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle sugar over empenadas and let cool.

Recipe Notes

Calorie content is based on one empenada.

Empenadas can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

You will have leftover cream cheese and guava paste.  Store in refrigerator for a later use.