Bread and Baking Desserts and Pastries — By Ben on 22 December 2008
Guava Emapanadas


It seems like I am finally done with the reconstruction of this blog. I love doing this because I learn so much everytime. What do you guys think of the new colors and layout? Let me know I like to hear your impressions because my readers are one big reason this blog is alive.

I’ve had so much stuff to do these last couple of weeks that I haven’t cooked much. Something that I made, however, was guava and cinnamon mini empanadas for a party we went to last week. I had never made guava empanadas before, but they are now my favorite kind.

I have posted other puff pastry empanada recipes before. Here you can find the recipe for the puff pastry I prepare and here you can see some pictures on how I put them together. For the guava jam all you need is:

Guava and Cinnamon Filling
Recipe type: Desserts
Cuisine: Mexican
  • •1 lb fresh guavas cut in quarters (guava seeds are edible, but if you don't want the crunchiness they add just clean out the seeds before boiling)
  • •2 sticks cinnamon
  • •1 cup sugar
  • •2 TBSP water
  1. In a medium pot boil all the ingredients for 10 minutes over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 more minutes stirring constantly. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before using.

If you are tired of Xmas cookies, why not try some Xmas empanadas? I am realizing Xmas is just a couple of days away. I don’t know if I will have time to post anything else here between now and then. So happy holidays to all of you, whatever it is you celebrate this season. I personally wish you a happy Yuletide from my family to yours.


¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(24) Readers Comments

  1. Mmmmm, yum! I can personally attest to how amazing these empanadas taste. They are fab-u-lous! Thanks again, Ben!

    i love the new look, Ben–the colors are wonderful, very easy on the eyes. And your blog is nice and organized!

  2. These were truly incredible and I am so glad that you posted them so I can try my hand…after the holidays that is! Also i love what your wearing! The new layout looks great!

  3. The blog looks beautiful Ben! So does the empanadas :)

  4. The new look of your blog is great. I’ve never had guavas before but I am sure they must be good. Happy Holidays my friend.

  5. I so prefer these to traditional sugar cookies. And, kudos to you, making your own guava paste and shells. I take the short cut with both! The blog looks good…though I kind of miss the pumpkin color.

  6. The blog makeover looks really great & I love the sound of those emapanadas

  7. I like the new blog design…and am loving the creativity behind these empanadas. All the best for the festive season!

  8. I love the new design and the empanadas! Come check out my cookies… they were new for me.

  9. The new layout is great! Nice work.

  10. Your new layout is easy to follow Ben. This innovative twist on the empanada is exceptional as well:D

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