Starters & Salads
Guava and Cheese Bites
A festive holiday appetizerThe classic sweet-and-salty combination of GOYA® Guava Paste and GOYA® Queso Blanco (white Cheese) comes alive in this party-ready holiday appetizer. With 4 ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time, these festive guava and cheese bites will be a welcome addition to your holiday menu. Try this delicious guava recipe today!
Makes 48 Bites
Prep time: 15 min.
Total time: 35 min., plus cooling time
1 pkg. (11.6 oz.) GOYA® Frozen Puff Pastry Dough for Turnovers, thawed
5 oz. GOYA® Queso Blanco (white cheese), cut into ¼” cubes (about 48 cheese cubes)
5 oz. GOYA® Guava Paste, cut into ¼” cubes (about 48 guava cubes)
½ cup walnut pieces, toasted (about 48 walnut pieces)
|1.||Heat oven to 400˚F. Using 1¾” diameter round cookie cutters, cut 4 circles in each puff pastry round (you will have 48 rounds). Divide cut pastry rounds evenly among baking trays fitted with parchment paper, leaving 1” spaces between each round.|
|2.||Bake until light golden brown and puffed, about 8 minutes. Using back of small spoon or melon baller, press down centers of hot pastries to make indentation.|
|3.||Place one piece each queso blanco and guava paste into each indentation. Bake until guava and cheese are soft and melted, about 8 minutes.|
|4.||Transfer pastries to cooling rack. Press walnut piece into each pastry. Let pastries sit until cool, about 10 minutes.|