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Pastelitos de Guava

Here is a tasty Latin American favorite dessert of mine.  These are filled with sweet guava paste and cream cheese filling.  You might see these in Latin markets as pastelitos de guayaba y queso and they are so easy to make at home. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword baking, cheese filled, easy dessert recipe, puff pastry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 447 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package of frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 oz. guava paste
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp of water
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375'F.
  2. Make the egg wash.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, carefully unroll each sheet of puff pastry and gently stretch it out all directions using a rolling pin. (one stretch each way is fine)
  4. Cut each pastry sheet into 9 equal squares. Using a teaspoon spread softened cream cheese around the center of each square. Place a small piece (about a teaspoon) of guava paste on top of cheese spread.
  5. Brush around the perimeter of each square with egg wash.
  6. Fold over to make a triangle. Crimp the edges.
  7. Brush every triangle with the egg wash.
  8. Place on top of a cookie sheet that is covered with parchment paper.
  9. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Pastelitos de Guava
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 215mg9%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.