light & easy guava & cheese empanadas

We reduced the fat content of this sweet snack by using low-fat cream cheese and wonton wrappers instead of buttery dough.
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Friends and family will love this delicious and different treat that can be served at breakfast, as a unique party appetizer or as a sweet snack. You’ll love that it’s easy (only four ingredients) and healthier than traditional empanadas thanks to using low-fat cream cheese and wonton wrappers.
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  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 - 12 minutes
  • Servings : 24 (2 each)

Ingredients

  • 48 3-inch round or square wonton wrappers
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese
  • 8 ounces guava paste, cut into 48 small pieces
  • nonstick butter spray
 

Directions

step 1Adjust oven rack 6 inches from the top. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray a baking tray with nonstick butter spray.
step 2Place 6 wonton wrappers on cutting board. Brush edge of each with egg. Place 1-teaspoon cream cheese and 1-piece of guava paste in center of each wrapper. (If using round wonton wrappers, fold over to make a half-moon and crimp edges. If using square wonton wrappers, fold over one pointed edge to make a triangle and press down to seal. Fold sides down toward center and fold center up.) Brush with egg wash and place on baking tray. Proceed as directed with remaining ingredients.
step 3Spray tops of finished empanadas with nonstick butter spray. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes on top rack of oven until crisp and lightly brown. Serve immediately.
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2/11/2013 , 
Patricia  B.
Sounds Good.. I'll try it tonite.
1/28/2013 , 
Luci  M.
I just purchased some guava after having a delicious pastry in a Cuban restaurant. I was wondering what to do with it, now I know!
1/24/2013 , 
Pam  P.
Can you use pie filling, preserves or jam instead of guava paste?
1/17/2013 , 
Kimberly  C.
Heat oven to 400°F.
1/10/2013 , 
Patrice  W.
Tried this last night, as I had all the ingredients at home anyway. LOVELY!!! Creamy, buttery, sweet, crunchy wrappers -- definitely on our make-again list! (I only made twelve 'cause I didn't have the full 8 oz of. guava paste; but we three gobbled them down so fast, I'll have to stop at our local ethnic market after work and pick up some more, so I can make another batch! WHEE!
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Empanadas (20g)
Calories 40
Calories From Fat 10
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 70 mg
Total Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 1 g
Nutritional information provided by
Compu-Food Analysis, Inc.