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Guava and Cheese Pastries showing filling

Guava and Cheese Pastries

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pastries
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican


These Guava and Cheese Pastries are one of the easiest breakfasts you’ll ever make. They’re light, flavorful, delicious and beautiful!



  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • bring to boil for a minute, set aside to thicken


  • 1 package of puff pastry, defrosted according to package directions
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Guava paste (I found it in the international section. If you have trouble, you can also use guava jelly)
  • 4 oz cream cheese


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 22 1/2 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


1. Make simple syrup by adding water and sugar to a pot, then bring to a boil.
2. Allow to boil for one minute, then set aside to thicken.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
4. Sprinkle flour onto your counter top or work surface to keep pastry from sticking.
5. Unfold puff pastry sheets into two 8 by 8 inch squares.
6. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut each sheet into 4 squares.
7. Cut cream cheese length wise into 8 pieces.
8. Place one piece of cream cheese diagonally in the middle of each pastry square.
9. Place a similar sized piece of guava paste diagonally in the middle of the pastry squares, with the cream cheese.
10. Brush the edges of the squares with the beaten egg, then fold the upper half of the square over the filling, making a triangle.
11. Use a fork to crimp the edges and close the pastries.
12. Place pastries on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake 25-30 minutes, or until golden.
13. While they are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to make the glaze.
14. Remove pastries from oven when done and allow to cool on cooling rack.
15. After placing on cooling rack, brush pastries with a think layer of the simple syrup, then drizzle with the glaze.
16. Serve warm or allow to cool, then serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 Pastry
  • Calories: 151
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 74.5 mg
  • Fat: 7.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.7 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.6 mg