Guava and Cheese Appetizers

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Kimberly Biegacki
from Canfield, OH

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.

serves 8-10 people
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

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

  • 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 https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/drink/non-alcoholic-drink/basil-infused-watermelon-lemonade-2.html?p=3.
  • 4
    July 28th, 2016 -- Made for Dad's Enchilada meal.
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