Pastelitos de Guayaba

Chef: Richard Fletcher

Ethnic: Cuban
Main Ingredient: Guava
Categories: Dessert
Meal Type: Dessert
Food Type: Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes

I first had this in Florida. It is delicious. I made this for a Cuban friend of mine and he loved it.

  • 16 tablespoons guava paste
  • 1/2 whole lime
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 shell Puff pastry, frozen, ready-to-bake
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/16 cup water


Preheat oven to 350.
Combine Guava, 1/4 cup water, fresh lime juice and puree in blender.
To assemble: Take thawed cold puff pastry (warning: don’t leave this out for too long or you can’t unfold it). Open each pastry packet up and cut each packet on the 3 seams lengthwise making three sections from each packet. Spread the guava puree on half (3 sections) of the puff pastry and cover with the remaining three sections. You will have 3 complete strips when you are done. Mix the beaten eggs with 1 Tablespoon of water and brush on the top of the pastry. Bake in 350 oven for 30 minutes.

Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Pastelitos de Guayaba
Servings Per Batch 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories482 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 5g26%
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 18g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 82g27%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 88mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 38g13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Sugars 1g
Protein 9g 17%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.