Guava & Cheese Pastries, Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso

Juliann Esquivel


These little pastries are truly addicting. They are so delicious one cannot stop eating them. They are always served in large quantities. No self respecting Latino party be it baby shower, birthday party, bridal shower, wedding, or any other. You can be sure these little pastries 50 to 100 piled high on a platter will on the banquet table They are tradition and are always served as are the little rolls of dough filled with sweet cream cheese and sugar sprinkled on top. Cuban families order them at the Latin bakeries by the dozens. I have found a way to make them. I buy puff pastry and fill them with Goya Guava paste and sweetend cream cheese. Simply delicious. Enjoy


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30 Min
15 Min


  • 1 pkg
    frozen puff pastry, i use pepperidge farm brand 17.3 oz
  • 1 pkg
    guava paste, i use goya brand comes in a box 16 oz
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese 8 oz
  • 1/4 c
    white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    white sugar

How to Make Guava & Cheese Pastries, Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso


  1. Set out your puff pastry, and cream cheese about half hour before preparing. After cream cheese has set out for a while. Put cream cheese in a bowl and beat with hand mixer until creamy add the 1/4 cup sugar and continue to mix until all the sugar is well incorporated. Set aside.
  2. Now preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper set aside. Now take one sheet of the puff pastry. Put some flour on your flat surface and with a rolling pin roll the pastry a little each way to make a large rectangle. With a sharp knife cut the pastry in three equal strips and then cut across three times. Making nine equal squares.
  3. Now open you goya guava paste package it will be a large block of paste. Unwrap the cellophane and with a sharp knife cut small slices. They will be about 2 1/2 inches long and 1/4 inch in thicknes. Cut 18 slices.
  4. Now take one square of the puff pastry; spread 1 teaspoonsful of cream cheese in the middle; lay a slice of guava paste across the cheese and fold over one edge. With a the times of a fork crimp the edge all around. Sprinkle with white sugar; lay on the parchment lined cookie sheet do all your dough squares like this. I put eight on each sheet. Put into the oven and bake for 15/18 minutes. Check them at 15 minutes; if they are golden pull them out. Your guava paste will kind of seep out; no problem the ones sold at the bakeries are the same way. I also make little squares from the puff pastry and add 1 teaspoonful of cream cheese. I roll the square instead of folding them over. Sprinkle with sugar and put into the oven for 15/18 minutes. Bake until golden. Enjoy

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About Guava & Cheese Pastries, Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Cuban
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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