Guava and Cheese Appetizers

Kim Biegacki Recipe

By Kim Biegacki pistachyoo

My first experience eating Guava paste was when I took a class in college 2004 called "Spanish American Civilization" and I had to do a research paper on a country of our choice(I chose Puerto Rico) and wanted to take a snack that was indigenous to South America and this was it. My professor Jane Oyarzun's husband was there that day to do a presentation himself and was so excited to get to have some of the Guava paste as they hadn't been able to find in that part of Ohio at that time. He was of Peruvian decent and shared how when he was a young boy he ate guava paste quite often. Since then, I have served this on special occasions for family and friends and they love the unique flavor and taste of the guava fruit just as much as I do.

I look forward to trying other recipes with Guava in it; as I have seen some amazing desserts on Just a Pinch that I want to try. Hope you enjoy.


Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves:
8-10 people
Prep Time:
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 can(s)
guava paste (i used goya brand)
1
block of cheese, your choice of flavor
1 can(s)
black olives
1/2 c
sugar
1-2
mini cookie cutters, your choice of shape
1
sleeve of club crackers or your choice
1 box
toothpicks or fancy pics

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Slice your cheese and guava in the width that you want and then begin using your cookie cutter to cut out your shapes. Once finished dip your guava stars or whatever shape you choose into the sugar. This helps to make it less sticky.
2
7/6/13 --Made these delicious appetizers for at our 4th of July cookout this weekend. We had them for lunch along with another light recipe. Everyone finds them very addictive.
3
I do enjoy these delicious little bites with the fresh taste of Basil-Infused Watermelon Lemonade.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Puerto Rican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Let's Have A Picnic
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy