Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

by Erica Dinho on March 17, 2013

Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

In Colombia and other Latin countries, we love to pair sweets with cheese. We eat a lot of desserts combining cheese with dulce de leche, fruit jams, fresh fruit with syrup, and guava paste. It may sound like weird combinations to other cultures, but eating sweets with cheese is it absolutely delicious.

Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

I am a huge fan of Bocadillo con Queso, or Casado, a simple and popular Colombian dessert. It is basically a slice of fresh white cheese with a slice of guava paste. The combination of the salty cheese with the sweet bocadillo is a match made in heaven! These Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso(Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas) were inspired by this wonderful traditional Colombian dessert. Melted cheese, sweet and chewy guava paste, and crunchy empanada dough… it doesn’t get any better that this!

Buen provecho!

Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

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Ingredients

  • 12 large empanada discs homemade or store bought
  • 16 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into pieces
  • 8 oz guava paste, cut into pieces
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Sugar for garnish

Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

Directions

  1. Place cheese and guava paste on the center of the empanada discs.
  2. Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

  3. Brush the edges of the empanada discs with the egg and water mixture (this will help them seal better).
  4. Fold the empanada discs and seal the edges, use a fork or your fingers to help seal the empanadas.
  5. Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

  6. Lightly brush the top of each empanada with the rest of the egg mixture, this will give a golden glow when they bake. Sprinkle sugar on top of each empanada.
  7. Place the empanadas on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Let them rest for at least 15 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  9. Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa March 17, 2013 at 5:16 PM

I love guava paste! This is a perfect looking empanada.

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2 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz.com March 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Oh these fruity and cheese filled empanadas look amazing. I love the fruit cheese flavor combo too. The empanadas looks wonderfully flaky.

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3 grace March 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM

i’ve had cheddar cheese baked into an apple pie, but that’s all the fruit-cheese combos i’ve tried. this sounds tasty!

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4 Cynthia March 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

You can do empanadas in the oven?! This looks sooo good by the way, I love the guayaba/queso combination) I never considered that option, I thought it had to be fried, so this is way better. Is this option just for this type of empanada ? Do the empanadas come out crispy?

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5 Erica March 19, 2013 at 8:42 AM

They are crispy and delicious!You can bake or fry empanadas.

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6 Aggie March 19, 2013 at 6:38 AM

One of my best friends growing up was Colombian, I loved eating at her house!! These empanadas look delicious, wish I could snatch one up right now :)

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7 Sandra March 19, 2013 at 12:55 PM

What do you use to make the empanada mix? is it the same ingridients as when you fry them? Thank you.

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8 Chris March 19, 2013 at 6:47 PM

I usually lean towards savory hand pies but this sweet cheesy version is one that I would love too. Such a great inspired recipe, Erica.

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9 Jeannie March 21, 2013 at 1:44 AM

These look absolutely delish although I have not tried guava paste before…interesting combination!

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10 Baby shower decorations March 21, 2013 at 3:56 AM

These look delicious! With the home made pastry and chicken, this is a great week night meal. Mouth watering hmm!!!

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11 Nora March 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Acabo de hacer las empanadas, no las he probado pero me encanta el queso y la guayaba. Gracias. espero que a mis amigas les guste.!

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