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The Lounge Baked Brie Cheese
Empanadas with Guava Rum Sauce

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  • 2 rounds puff pastry (3 x 4)
  • 6 ounces brie cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • 5 ounces guava paste
  • 1/2 ounce dark rum
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Divide Brie into equal amounts of 3 ounce chunks. Place chunks in center of pastry rounds. Fold one side over to meet the other and close empanada with a large fork or the tail end of a spoon. Brush empanadas lightly and sprinkle parmesan cheese over them.
  2. Place on lightly greased pan and bake in the oven at 500 degrees F for approximately 10 minutes. While this bakes, in a small saucepan combine water and guava paste over medium heat until paste begins to melt. Add rum and cinnamon. Wait until sauce thickens and serve warm with empanadas
  3. Garnish with shredded plantain leaves and drizzled guava sauce.
  4. Serve some sauce on the side for dipping.

Yield: 2 servings