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Pastelitos de Guayaba (Guava Pastries)

These pastelitos de guayaba (guava pastries) are very popular in Latin American cuisine. They are easy to make and delicious.

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These delicious pastries filled with guava paste, known as pastelitos de guayaba, are a popular Latin dessert that you’ll find in many Latin bakeries (panaderias) around the world.

In Colombia, we make these pastelitos with guava paste alone, and sometimes we add white cheese to the filling. Either way, they are absolutely fantastic! We also have another variation called pasteles gloria. Get ready… those are filled with guava paste, cheese, and dulce de leche!

My absolute favorite desserts are the ones that are the simplest and easiest to prepare. The kind that can be whipped up in thirty minutes or less from start to finish. When it comes to sweets, it doesn’t take much to please me. Give me a couple of pastelitos de guayaba with a cup of black coffee for dessert or a snack and I will be delighted.

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Pastelitos de Guayaba Recipe (Guava Pastries)

Erica Dinho

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 20 mins

Total Time 30 mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine Colombian, Latin

Servings 4 servings

Calories 376 kcal


  • 1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp sugar for garnish
  • 4 oz guava paste, sliced


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • Flour a clean, dry counter top or other flat working surface. Lay out the puff pasty on the floured surface. Flour the top of the  dough. Roll out the puff pastry until it is half as thick (about ⅛-inch).

  • Using a large cookie cutter, cut into 24 circles and brush the edges of each circle with the egg. A little off center of each circle, place 1 slice of guava paste. Place another circle on top to enclose the filling.

  • Crimp the edges with a fork. Repeat with the remaining pastelitos, placing them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet as you go. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.


Calories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 6gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 60IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 2mg

Keyword colombian dessert, pastelitos

This pastelitos de guayaba recipe is basically foolproof and delicious. If you are short on time using store bought frozen puff pastry makes this dessert easy and quick to make. Everyone will love them so you might want to make a double batch.

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About Erica Dinho

My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Colombia and now live in the northeastern United States with my husband and family. This blog was inspired by my grandmother, Mamita, who was an amazing traditional Colombian cook.

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