Cheese is a common pairing for guava paste. Guava empanadas are often made with cream cheese, queso blanco or farmer's cheese. Or, you can simply cut it into squares and serve with cheese for a quick appetizer.

Have you tried guava paste? We first encountered this sweet concoction in an empanada at our favorite Cuban restaurant. Guava, cheese and fried dough in one bite? Yes, please! But there are lots of ways to use guava paste. We& got 10 ideas for you below.

Some yummy ideas for the giant block of guava paste Fernando brought back  from Mexico.

Fun to Say, Fun to Eat: 10 Ways to Use Guava Paste

Brazilian Coconut and Guava Paste Beijinhos

How to make Brazilian Brigadeiros, a traditional and popular chocolate truffle with 4 ingredients. Bonus recipe of Coconut & Guava Paste Beijinhos.

Guava Bars  Carrie Vasios      BAR COOKIES  COOKIE MONSTER  COOKIES  GUAVA  OATS  SHORTBREAD  PRINT  FAVORITE THIS! (7 )  EMAIL                  In these tropical bar cookies, a buttery shortbread base is topped with sweet guava paste, then finished with a lightly crunchy oat topping.

Guava Bars

Guava Bars - In these tropical bar cookies, a buttery shortbread base is topped with sweet guava paste, then finished with a lightly crunchy oat topping.

Guava paste (or goiabada), cream cheese, and crumbled Maria cookies on pound cake with grill marks. It's a grilled cheese dessert sandwich! via @asassyspoon

Guava paste (or goiabada), cream cheese, and crumbled Maria cookies on pound cake with grill marks. It's a grilled cheese dessert sandwich!

Polvrones con Pasta de Guayaba- Thumbprint cookies with Guava Paste

Polvrones con Pasta de Guayaba- Thumbprint cookies with Guava Paste

Guava and Manchego cheese pastry bites are bite-sized pastry pouches bursting with melty cheese and sweet-tart guava paste. You can use any jam and cheese combination you like, and these adorable appetizers can be assembled ahead of time - just pop them in the oven right before serving! | http://www.pinchmeimeating.com

Guava and Manchego Cheese Pastry Bites

Guava and Manchego cheese pastry bites are adorable make-ahead appetizers perfect for your next shindig! Use any jam and cheese combination you like!

Chocolate-Dipped Guava Popsicles! Tart, tangy, and smooth guava nectar mixed with creamy coconut milk and guava paste then dipped in dark chocolate and chopped pistachios. TO. DIE. FOR.

Tart, tangy, and smooth guava nectar mixed with creamy coconut milk and guava paste then dipped in dark chocolate and chopped pistachios.

The guava barbecue sauce is delicious for ribs and ham. If you still haven't tried it at home, read our blog and get this homemade barbecue sauce recipe.

Easy Homemade Barbeque Sauce BBQ Sauce Texas-style is simple to make. Use organic ketchup for a GMO free sauce. Keeps grilled meat moist, tender and tasty.

Guava pastelitos (guava pastry) made with puff pastry and guava paste. These Puerto Rican sweet guava puffs look so fancy but are so easy!

Guava Pastelitos

Guava pastelitos: easiest thing I've ever made. Skipped the powdered sugar, definitely sweet enough

Cream Cheese and Guava Paste Pound Cake – Warm Toasty Muffins

Cream Cheese and Guava Paste Pound Cake – Warm Toasty Muffins

Guava Bars Carrie Vasios BAR COOKIES COOKIE MONSTER COOKIES GUAVA OATS SHORTBREAD PRINT FAVORITE THIS! (7 ) EMAIL In these tropical bar cookies, a buttery shortbread base is topped with sweet guava paste, then finished with a lightly crunchy oat topping.

Guava Bars

In these tropical bar cookies, a buttery shortbread base is topped with sweet guava paste, then finished with a lightly crunchy oat topping.

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