Guava and Cheese Bites

The classic sweet-and-salty combination of GOYA® Guava Paste and GOYA® White Cheese comes alive in this party-ready appetizer. With 4 ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time, these festive bites will be a welcome addition to your holiday menu.

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48 Bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes (plus cooling)

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 400º F. Using 1¾” diameter round cookie cutters, cut 4 circles in each puff pastry round (you will have 48 rounds). Divide 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 on 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 pieces into each pastry. Let pastries sit until cool, about 10 minutes.

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