Pasteles de Guayaba: Guava Pastries

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
40 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
8 to 16 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 pound cream cheese
  • 1 pound butter, softened
  • 1 pound flour
  • 1 1/2 pounds guava paste
  • Sugar, for sprinkling
Directions

Blend the cream cheese, butter and flour until well mixed. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Roll out the dough into a 1/4-inch thick square. Cut the rolled dough into 16 to 20 squares.

A little off center of each square, place 1 tablespoon guava paste. Fold the dough over the guava paste, forming a triangle. Press the edges shut. Place the pasteles onto a cookie sheet and sprinkle them with a thin layer of sugar.

Bake until the pasteles are evenly browned, about 25 minutes.


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    king these tasty treats
    I thought this would be a traditional recipe. Take warning. If you are looking for a traditional Puerto Rican Patelito de Guayaba, this is soooo not it.
    I buy the Puff Pastry Sheets at the grocery store to save time and I fill them with the guava, guava & cheese and meat filling. We truly missed these since we moved from Miami.....my entire family swears they taste even better than the Cuban bakery ones and they are ecstatic they can have these treats whenever they crave them! =)
    THIS RECIPE IS FOR GUAVA AND CHEESE PASTRIES. OMIT THE CHEESE FOR JUST GUAVA PASTRIES.
    This recipe is not as good as the other reviews state. It is OKAY--nothing spectacular. The cream cheese would have been better used as part of the filling along with the guava paste, because it did nothing for the dough. The dough was bland--no wonder it is recommended that you sprinkle sugar on the pastry before baking it--the sugar is what gave it flavor. Disappointing.
    I tried and it was GREAT, everyone loves it, I just wish this show could still be on the air.Thanks, Mrs Toledo
     
    Miami, Fla
    These were absolutely delicious & so easy to make. I made them last night & brought them into work this morning & I've received numerous compliments. The guava flavor is just to die for.
    These are sweet & tasty!!! Love them. Reminds me when I lived in Puerto Rico!
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