Easy Baked Empanadas With Guava Jam
Baked empanadas stuffed with guava jam and cream cheese is a super easy dessert. We have been known to enjoy them with our morning cup of coffee for breakfast because they are that good!
- 1 pkg Puff pastry dough for empanadas
- 1 8oz Cream cheese (or vegan alternative)
- 1 Guava jam
- Powdered sugar For presentation
- 1 Egg yolk (or vegan alternative) 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.