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Guava Cheese Pastries

Guava and cheese pastries

A delicious buttery and Cuban pastry filled with guava and cream cheese, it is actually called Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso

Tips for Guava Cheese Pastries

  • These Cuban pastries are best served warm
  • If you have leftovers store in a container in the refrigerator, to reheat the pastries at preheat oven to 400 degrees for 10 minutes
  • or you can microwave them for 20 seconds but, microwaving won’t keep them as crispy

Guava Paste Vs Guava Jelly

  • Guava paste is super thick and can be sliced for things
  • Guava Jelly has the same flavor but is runny I like to use the jelly because it spreads out a little better in the pastry
  • But either one will work perfectly fine and both are delicious


Guava cheese pastries



Guava Cheese Pastries


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  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:25 mins
  • Serves:8

Nutrition per portion

  • 1 (17.3 package) puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup guava paste or jelly
  • sugar, for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat egg and water together. Set aside. In a medium bowl mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Unfold the puff pastry and cut into 4 squares, so you will have 8 squares total. Divide the cream cheese mixture and guava jelly or paste in the center of each pastry, leaving about half an inch border around the edges. Fold the squares over so they look like a triangle and press the edges closed with a fork. lightly brush the pastries with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Place on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve!    

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