This mouth-watering Guava & Brie En Croute bakes up fast and only uses 4 ingredients! Bring a little latin flare to your next gathering by sharing this sweet and flaky appetizer. Your guests will be asking for more rapido!! Eat it with a fork or use crackers for dipping.
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month in October so I thought I’d share a favorite appetizer of mine with a latin flare. Living in South Florida, Hispanics are the majority around here for sure. And even though I have been born and raised in Miami/Ft Lauderdale I am not fluent (at all) in Spanish. I get teased all the time because I AM hispanic!! My father is from Puerto Rico, however, my mother is French-Canadian. We never spoke Spanish (or French) at home so I never learned. Ugh. I like to think that I can make up for it on the dance floor though! I LOVE to dance salsa, merengue, bachata, and la rueda. It’s just in my blood. It comes easy to me and it is SO. MUCH. FUN. Somehow living amongst all these hispanics, I managed to marry a complete gringo who has no rhythm. The funny thing is…he is fluent in Spanish. LOL. I guess we make up for each other’s weaknesses.
This appetizer is seriously so easy. Four ingredients- block of Brie, guava paste, puff pastry and egg wash. That’s it! Throw it in the oven and 25 minutes later you have a piping hot appetizer that will be gone in minutes. My 2 boys got their hands on this after I finished taking pictures and they DEVOURED it. So if a 5-year old and 7-year old can clean the plate (ok, maybe they had my help too) then it’s a winner. You may want to make two… just sayin.
Unroll 1 puff pastry after it has thawed, but is still cold. Place block of Brie on top (I like to scrape off some of the wax first). Stir up guava paste and spoon it on top.
Pinch sides of puff pastry together and use egg wash as your “glue”. Brush remaining egg wash over all sides of the pastry to create a golden brown color as it bakes.
Serve it hot out of the oven. Eat it with a fork or use crackers for dipping. Ummm, we used our fingers. Yes, it was THAT good.