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Pastelillos de Guayaba served on a beautiful white platter surrounded by strawberry slices.
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Pastelillos de Guayaba (Guava Pastries)

Pastelillos de Guayaba (Guava Puff Pastries) are a delectable treat that are perfect for a scrumptious dessert, breakfast or snack.  Made with just 3 simple ingredients! Don't forget the coffee!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Keyword: Guava Desserts, Guava Recipes, Puff Pastries
Servings: 4
Calories: 674kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 1 package puff pastry
  • guava paste
  • confectioners sugar


  • Thaw out the puff pastry.
    Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the guava paste (pasta de guayaba) into slices.  About a tablespoon to a tablespoon and a half each slice.
  • Lay one puff pastry (two puff pastry sheets come to a box) on a cutting board or baking sheet and top with guava paste.  Three guava pieces across and three guava pieces down in columns.
  • Top with the other puff pastry sheet.
  • Cut the puff pastry into 9 equal squares.
  • Place individual squares on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until beautifully golden, flaky and puffy.
  • Transfer pastelillos to a wire rack to cool.  Once they have cooled sprinkle confectioners sugar on top.


Serving: 9g | Calories: 674kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 3.1mg