Cheese and Guava Paste Empanadas

Cheese and Guava Paste Empanadas

Add 1oz of cream cheese to the bottom third of the expanded disc and spread it out slightly.

Add 1oz of guava paste on top of the cream cheese and spread it to the size of the cream cheese.

Fold the dough over itself into a half moon and press firmly all around the filling.

Use the tines of a form to crimp the outer edge to seal it even more.

Use a pizza cutter or knife to trim the very edges (this is optional).

Repeat with all empanadas and place on a sheet pan. Refrigerate while the oil heats.

Fry the empanadas in batches until very golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy the empanadas while still warm, or at room temperature.