Best Ever Easy Cuban Guava Pastries

– 2 sheets puff pastry I like Pepperidge Farms and it’s dairy-free – 1 package guava paste whatever is your favorite brand – 1 large egg – 1-2 Tablespoons turbinado sugar


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Cook time: 25 min

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prep Time

30 min


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These Pastelitos de Guayaba (Cuban Guava Pastry) are made with puff pastry and filled with sweet and slightly tart guava paste. Made with just four ingredients! Baked until they are golden brown and crispy, they are super easy to make and your family will fall in love with them! Perfect for breakfast, a snack or a coffee break.

How to store Cuban guava pastries? Place the cooled down pastries in an airtight container and they’ll stay fresh in the fridge for a few days. Simply reheat them at 350F in a toaster oven or the oven for about 5 minutes or so. IF you have a microwave, you could heat them there, but they won’t be as crispy as heating them in oven.

What is guava paste? You can usually find guava paste in the jam and jelly section of most markets (or easily find it online). Guava paste is simply the pureed guava fruit with sugar and some pectin. There are different brands of guava paste and you can even find some not with any added coloring. What does guava paste like? Guava paste is such a unique flavor. Some say it’s a combo of mango, pear and strawberry; or even a pear and grapefruit. The paste is much sweeter than the actual fruit as it has added sugar. The unripe guava will be really sour.


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