Guava and cream cheese are a classic pairing. Wrap it in fried dough and you have a dangerously delicious combination.
I made these little beauties a few weeks ago. Thanks to the holidays I am a little behind schedule. So, I am so excited to share these with you! I love love, love, guava, and cream cheese. Really guava with any cheese, but guava and cream cheese especially. Last year I did a savory and sweet guava cream cheese dip. It was freaking awesome! Today I am sharing some adorable mini guava and cheese fried pies.
They are stupidly simple and so addictively delicious. Only three ingredients needed for a big pay off! I mean you can’t go wrong with fried dough.
If you’re looking for more ways to use guava paste I have a few recipes for you!
- Spicy Guava Glazed Shrimp and Coconut Milk Grits
- Guava BBQ Chicken Thighs
- Guava and Cream Cheese Dip
- Mantcaditos de Guayaba (Shortbread Almond Cookies with Guava)
- Fresh Guava with Yogurt
- Way too Easy Guava Mojitos
- Guava-Lime Mojito Popsicles
Items used in preparing this recipe:
- Cuisinart 4-Quart Deep Fryer
- OXO Dusting Wand
- Goya Guava Paste
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Guava and Cheese Mini Fried Pies
- 2 frozen pie doughs thawed
- 1 cup cubed guava paste
- 1 8-oz block cream cheese, cubed
Can these be made ahead? Such as prepped and refrigerated until ready to fry it the next day?
Yes, absolutely! You can even make them way ahead of time and freeze them and just drop them in the fryer. They will take a little more time to in the fryer but not too much.
Can these be baked, since you are using pie dough, or does frying improve texture?
Yes, you can bake them but frying does give them a more airy texture.
sue | theviewfromgreatisland says
These sound amazing, I adore the flavor of guava!
Toni | BoulderLocavore.com says
*mind blown* These sound fantastic! I love the flavor of guava but find it can be hard to locate. I’m definitely going to track down some guava paste (first time I’ve heard of it!).
Maria Velez says
I love guava. My grandfather used to have a guava paste factory back in the days in PR. Good memories.