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Side view of a sliced pastelitos de guayaba showing the cream cheese and the guava paste
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5 from 11 votes

Cuban Pastelitos De Guayaba

The Cuban Pastelitos De Guayaba or guava pastries are a sweet guava paste with some cream cheese wrapped in a buttery puff pastry.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Cuban, latino
Keyword: cream cheese, Cuban, guava paste, pastel, puff pastry
Servings: 18 pastelitos
Calories: 66kcal
Author: Mélanie


  • Pizza slicer
  • Parchment paper or silicone mat
  • Baking sheet


  • 2 rolls puff pastry thawed, ready to be used
  • 8 oz cream cheese (226g)
  • 10 oz guava paste (300g)
  • 1 egg yolk


  • Preheat oven to 425F. Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Unroll your puff pastry on a baking sheet and using a pizza cutter, make 9 squares of about 3 inches.
  • Drop a teaspoon of cream cheese in the middle of each square.
  • Place the guava paste slices on top.
  • Fold all the corners towards the center to form a little square and place it on the parchment paper with the folds down.
  • Repeat the same process with the second pastry sheet.
  • Using a baking brush, gently brush the guava cheese pastries with egg wash (egg yolk + 2 drops of water).
  • Bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Dust with icing sugar - optional.


Any questions? Remember to read the blog post above filled with useful information on this recipe. 


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg