Our chef admittedly stocks jams, spreads, and other jarred stuff in bulk. They function as very versatile ingredients as they work with almost anything, and they’re so easy to work with. So we took her cue and whipped up a bottle of guava jam (and some cream cheese) to make these guava cheese muffins.
This recipe was inspired by pastelitos de guayaba con queso, Cuban puff pastries filled with guava and cheese. But it skips the puff pastry part. (Although it’s great with it, too.) Instead, it brings the flavors in an effortless muffin medium. You really just throw everything together and pour it into your muffin tin!
Guava and cheese is a classic combo. If you haven’t tried it, you’re really missing out. The sweet guava pasta complements the slight tartness and creaminess of cream cheese. Pair these babies with a cool drink, and you’ve got yourself a refreshing merienda.