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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GUAVA AND CHEESE BITES
Makes: 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Place on piece each queso blanco and guava paste into each indentation. Bake until guava and cheese are soft and melted, about 8 minutes.
- Transfer pastries to cooling rack. Press walnut pieces into each pastry. Let pastries sit until cool, about 10 minutes.
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