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Miami Guava Pastries (Pastelitos)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is the recipe for traditional Cuban/Puerto Rican pastries that can only be found in some places. Our family goes crazy for them! Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired."
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40 m servings 222
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly flour a baking sheet.
  2. Roll puff pastry into a thin sheet on a floured surface. Cut into squares about the length of your hand and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Beat egg and water together in a bowl; brush each pastry square with egg wash. Stab each square a few times with a fork.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool at least 10 minutes.
  5. Mix guava paste and jam together in a bowl until smooth.
  6. Cut a large, vertical slit into each pastry. Spread 1 tablespoon guava mixture into each slit, making sure guava doesn't squeeze out when closed.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can cut the pastry in any shape or size you want. To make mini pastries, just cut it about 3 by 3 inches.
  • Guava jam also works.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 222 calories; 9.7 31.9 2.5 19 68 Full nutrition

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The only change I made was filling the pastries. I was in a hurry so I cut the baked pastries in half like a hamburger bun, spread the fruit mixture on the bottom half, and then put the top back...