Easy Baked Dessert Gauva Empanadas

by RestyledHomes
12 Servings
35 min

Baked empanadas are super easy to make, and if you stuff them with Guava jam, well, you just created a super quick dessert that will please the masses.

To make them look irresistible, I sprinkle them with powdered sugar. Then I simmer a 50:50 ratio of guava jam and water over the stovetop to create a sauce and drizzle it on top.

Side note: If you plan on frying the empanadas instead, I recommend using guava paste instead of the jam. 

Since baked empanadas are easy to make, I usually keep empanada dough in my freezer for emergencies.

Filling them with Guava jam makes for an effortless last-minute dessert.

Some of those emergencies also mean “I need my guava fix.” 

Easy Baked Dessert Gauva Empanadas
Recipe details
  • 12  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 1 pkg Puff pastry dough for empanadas
  • 1 8oz Cream cheese
  • 1 Guava jam
  • Powdered sugar For presentation
  • 1 Egg yolk For egg wash
  • Water To create egg wash and guava sauce

How To Make Cream Cheese and Guava Baked Empanadas
Preheat oven to 350.
Allow your empanada disc to reach room temperature before assembling since this will make the dough easier to work with.
Next, take your empanada disc and lay cream cheese and guava over half of the circle. I usually add about 1.5 teaspoons of each.
Fold the empty half over the dough containing the filling. If the edges do not stick together, moisten the edges with water before using a fork to crimp the edges.
Add An Egg Wash To Your Baked Empanadas For A Shiny Finish
To create an egg wash mix together an egg yolk and a little bit of water. Coat the entire empanada.
Bake until golden brown which is about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • WARNING: Before swallowing one of these whole, keep in mind the filling will be VERY hot. So, please allow your freshly baked empanada to rest for a minute or two after coming out of the oven.
  • Since you do not want to explain to your family that you were burned by guava jam to reveal the reason for the missing empanadas.
  • Been there, done that! And I don't recommend it.
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