Guava Paste and Cream Cheese

15 Mar

This has to be the first dessert I was taught how to make… besides opening a bag of Hershey’s Kisses, that is.

I grew up in a house where there always was guava paste and cream cheese, two if my dad’s passions.  I guess the passion rubbed off on me, because nowadays I heart anything with either guava or cream cheese, not to mention anything that combines the two.

This is just so simple that’s difficult to even call it a recipe…



3 strips of guava paste
3 strips of cream cheese – you can use regular or the 1/3 less fat kind – the only difference is that the regular kind will hold its shape better when eating it…
  1. Place guava strips onto a plate and place the cream cheese strip on top.
  2. Take carefully with your fingers and enjoy the pleasure…


Read well the guava paste packages before buying.  Buy guava paste that’s free of additives or artificial colorants.  It should only contain guava, sugar and citric acid.  Anything else in there you do not want it or need it.

If you’re not into cream cheese, or do not have it in the house, just use any other cheese like queso blanco, cheddar or even muenster would work well here… it’s just something to cut the sweetness of the guava paste.


8 Responses to “Guava Paste and Cream Cheese”

  1. MJ March 29, 2009 at 5:44 pm #

    My father also loved this combo, after living in Cuba much of his teen growing up years. The only difference was – the cream cheese and guava paste would be in shallow bowls with spreaders and a bowl of Cuban crackers to fill. Cuban crackers are sort of like a water cracker shaped in a bowl shape and a little puffy. Not much taste but a perfect conveyer for carrying a smear of guava paste and cream cheese to your mouth and adding some crunch!

    • tonia July 2, 2009 at 7:33 am #

      We use to eat it the same was growing up -with those exact crackers! Simply delicious!

  2. Nanny Y. April 12, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    I’ve never tried this with cream cheese. Growing up it was always with queso blanco and I loved it!! I haven’t had this in YEARS but you have definitely created a craving! 🙂

    Great blog. I’m not vegetarian but I am working to reduce my and my hubby’s meat consumption. I was actually vegetarian for a number of years but went back to eating meat when I married an omnivore. I always enjoy reading your recipes and suggestions. Coming from a Puerto Rican family but married to an Irish American your blog often stirs up memories and cravings from my childhood in a very good way.

  3. Heartburn Home Remedy April 15, 2009 at 8:57 am #

    Hey, cool tips. I’ll buy a bottle of beer to the person from that forum who told me to go to your site 🙂

    KFC – How about you buy them some other non-alcoholic alternative?? It would be different and way better for them!!! Glad you like the site…

  4. Candace July 25, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    Do any of you have a recipe for Cuban crackers? : )

    • karmafreecooking July 27, 2010 at 8:27 am #

      @Candice – not yet… but you’ve given me a new idea. Keep visiting us…

  5. Charnita Fance November 21, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    I love it with Goya crackers. Mmmmmm.

  6. Mary October 4, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    Puertoricans use the white Indulac cheese and guava paste.

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