Easy Guava and Cheese pastries

This recipe for Easy Guava and Cheese Pastries is an easy variation of pastelitos de guayaba. Made with a delicious flakey crescent roll pastry, then filled with sweet guava and cream cheese, lightly brushed with an egg wash, and then topped with poppy seeds for extra pizzazz.

If you have lived near or have visited South Miami, you can find a Cuban Bakery or coffee shop on almost every corner. Whether the fantastic pastries are filled with a meat filling, guava cheese, or just a creamy cheese filling, Pastelitos are great to serve for breakfast,  with coffee, or even as an after-dinner treat. 

 

 

Easy Guava and Cheese Pastries are the cheater version of Cuban Pastelitos. Made with a delicious flakey crescent roll pastry then filled with sweet guava and cream cheese, lightly brushed with an egg wash, and then topped with poppy seeds.In normal circumstances, I would use a puff pastry that you can find in the frozen food section to make a more Traditional Cuban pastelitos de guayaba and not add poppy seeds. However, lately, I have been trying to make do with what I have on hand at the house, which is great because sometimes that makes things a little easier for you to find too.

 

 

 

 This recipe for Easy Guava and Cheese Pastries is an easy variation of pastelitos de guayaba. Made with a delicious flakey crescent roll pastry, then filled with sweet guava and cream cheese, lightly brushed with an egg wash, and then topped with poppy seeds for extra pizzaz.

 

 

Ingredients For Easy Guava and Cheese pastries

  • Two-12-ounce Packages of Grand Cresent rolls (makes 16)
  • One-14-ounce Package of Guava Paste
  • One – 8-ounce Package Cream Cheese
  • Two egg whites
  • Poppy seeds to sprinkle
 

 

*If you would like to make the more traditional pastelitos de guayaba, it’s so super easy and requires minimal ingredients. Guava paste, cream cheese, and puff pastry sheets. Bake and BOOM! Done!*—See the bottom of the page!

 

 

Frequently asked questions

  1. Where can I find Guava Paste? Most markets sell it in the International food section, but if all else fails, you can always order it on Amazon.
  2. What brand of Crescent rolls do you use? I use Pillsbury Grand Crescent rolls. However, you can use any brand of large crescent rolls.
  3. What if I can not find the Grand size of crescent rolls? You can use the smaller ones and just pick up an extra tube if need be. Also, adjust the time to about 12-13 minutes.
  4. I don’t like poppy seeds what else can I use? You can just sprinkle with a little sugar if desired or entirely skip adding anything.
  5. I am allergic to eggs can I omit the egg wash? You sure can just replace it with a light coat of melted butter.
  6. I like this idea but do not care for guava, can I use something else? Absolutely! You can use whole cranberry sauce, Strawberry jam, Marmalade, etc. Just use one tablespoon for each large crescent and about a half of a tablespoon for the smaller pastries.
  7. I prefer the traditional recipe for pastelitos de guayaba. Do you have one? It’s your lucky day I have taken the time to add one below!

 

 

 

This recipe for Easy Guava and Cheese Pastries is an easy variation of pastelitos de guayaba. Made with a delicious flakey crescent roll pastry, then filled with sweet guava and cream cheese, lightly brushed with an egg wash, and then topped with poppy seeds for extra pizzaz.

 

 

 

A more traditional recipe for pastelitos de guayaba

  • One package of Puff Pastry Sheets
  • One-14-ounce package guava paste
  • One package Cream cheese softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Thaw the puff pastry -see the directions on the package
  3. Line the metal baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Unfold the puff pastry sheets one at a time and place on the lined baking sheet
  5. Slice the guava into about 1/4 inch thick and place on puff pastry evenly.
  6. Spread the softened cream cheese over the sliced guava.
  7. Unfold the second sheet of puff pastry and place it on top.
  8. Slice in desired sized squares or rectangles before baking.
  9. Bake for about 28 minutes or until golden brown.

 

 

4.83 from 34 votes
Easy Guava and Cheese Pastries are the cheater version of Cuban Pastelitos. Made with a delicious flakey crescent roll pastry then filled with sweet guava and cream cheese, lightly brushed with an egg wash, and then topped with poppy seeds.
Easy Guava and Cheese pastries
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
36 mins
 

This recipe for Easy Guava and Cheese Pastries is an easy variation of pastelitos de guayaba. Made with a delicious flakey crescent roll pastry, then filled with sweet guava and cream cheese, lightly brushed with an egg wash, and then topped with poppy seeds for extra pizzazz.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Cuban
Keyword: Cuban pastelitos de guayaba, Easy Guava and Cheese pastries
Servings: 16 servings
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 2-12- ounce Packages of Grand Crescent Rolls makes 16 triangles
  • 1-14- ounce Package of Guave Paste sliced into 16 slices
  • 1-8 ounce Package of Cream Cheese cut into 16 pieces or squares
  • 2 Egg whites lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Poppy Seeds optional to sprinkle
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 °

  2. Prepare a large cooking sheet by lining with parchment paper

  3. Unroll the packages of Grand size crescent rolls and separate into 16 triangles.

  4. At the widest end of the pastry, place a slice of guava paste and a portion of the cream cheese.

  5. Slowly roll the crescent rolls as you normally would and place each one evenly on the lined metal baking sheet.

  6. Lightly brush with the egg white and sprinkle with the poppy seeds.

  7. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

  8. Serve while warm for best results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 thoughts on “Easy Guava and Cheese pastries”

  • I love these pastries so much! I used to buy these at a Peruvian pastry shop all the time, and now I get to make them at home. They are so easy, and so delicious. Thanks for the great recipe!

  • OMG, I love guava paste on anything – I grew up with these little pastries but never thought to make them!! I made them and they were so easy!! Thanks for the inspiration and recipe the family loved them!

  • I have tried these once at a bakery in Miami! We had just had a Cuban roll too, so much good food! These look just as delicious, how fabulous to be able to recreate that Miami vibe at home!

  • These are such a delicious breakfast treat, and I love the tropical flavors the guava adds. I’ll definitely make these again all summer long!

  • Wow! I never knew that guava and cheese could be paired like this until I made them. I totally loved the flavor combo and will be making these again.

  • We are baking a lot at our house and these were so easy to make. Thanks for sharing! We will be making them again soon!

  • This was so very interesting and an amazing snack option too. I loved the unique combination of Guava and Cheese. Yum.

  • I’ve never used Guava paste before until I made these. Mixed with the cheese, it was so delicious! I love the addition of the black poppy seeds as well!

  • Holy Moley these were so tasty!!! I had puff pastry in my freezer and had been looking for something to make with it! I can’t wait to make these again for my family!

  • Wow, these Easy Guava and Cheese pastries are very innovative. I had never thought if using guava this way up until I made these. Very delicious and easy!

  • These Easy Guava and Cheese pastries were absolutely delicious. I Love the flaky pastry! I will be saving this recipe to make again.

  • Before making these Easy Guava and Cheese pastries I had never had them but after seeing your recipe, I had to change that. They were amazing. I can’t wait to make them again. Thanks for sharing.

  • These Easy Guava and Cheese pastries are so easy to make and tasty. Thanks for letting us know where we could locate the Guava!

  • I love how easy these Guava and Cheese pastries are to make!! I will be bookmarking this recipe to make again, thanks for the recipe we loved it 🙂

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