Cheese & Guava Filled Papusa

Making a sweet version of the El Salvadorian classic papusa. My creation was a Cheese & Guava Filled Papusa which is only made with three ingredients.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine cheese, latin food
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too


  • 2 Cups Corn Meal (Masa)
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 6 Ounces Oaxaca Cheese
  • 3 Ounces Guava


  1. Combine the masa and water and knead until smooth. Let rest for a couple of minutes. Form into balls and flatten on the counter.

    Pick up the flattened dough in the palm of your hand. Place a piece of cheese and guava in the middle of the dough. Fold the dough over the cheese and guava. Flatten the cheese and guava filled dough on the counter.

    Complete this process until all the dough is used.

    Heat a skillet or hot plate. Spray with non-stick spray. Grill at 325 degrees for 2 - 3 minutes per side. You are looking to get a light browning on each side.

    Serve and enjoy!

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