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!


  • 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!

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • The new layout is great! Nice work.

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

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