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pastelitos de guayaba y queso on a white plate.
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Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso (Guava & Cheese Pastries)

These Cuban pastries are filled with guava and cheese. They're great with a cup of coffee or as a dessert after a meal. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Cuban
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 317kcal


  • 1 package puff pastry
  • 8 ounces guava paste
  • 8 ounces cream cheese

Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Thaw the puff pastry according to packaging instructions
  • Add the water and sugar to a sauce pan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves
  • Remove the water and sugar mixture from the heat and let it cool completely
  • Unfold each sheet of puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out so its about an inch bigger
  • Cut each pastry sheet into 4 squares, place a slice of guava paste and cream cheese in the center of each square
  • Brush the edges with the egg wash and seal it in a triangle shape
  • Place the triangles on a lined baking sheet, brush the tops with the egg wash and make a slit in the center so the steam can release
  • Bake the triangles for 25 minutes
  • Brush them with the simple syrup and enjoy



Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 64.8mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.1mg