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.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins
10 mins
40 mins
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly flour a baking sheet.

  • 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.

  • Beat egg and water together in a bowl; brush each pastry square with egg wash. Stab each square a few times with a fork.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool at least 10 minutes.

  • Mix guava paste and jam together in a bowl until smooth.

  • 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

222 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 31.9g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 18.6mg; sodium 67.6mg. 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 on. This recipe is fast and delicious! Great for dessert brunch etc. Thank you! Read More