Guava Pastelitos (Guava Pastries)

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Active Time

20 minutes

Total Time

55 minutes

Serving Size



  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed 
  • 16 oz guava paste 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 2 tablespoons water 
  • Parchment paper 
  • ½ cup egg substitute 


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place puff pastry sheets out to soften. Cut guava into pieces and place in a medium saucepan with lemon juice and water; heat on medium. Cook 4–5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until melted and combined. Remove from heat; set aside.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment. Unroll pastry sheets and cut each into 9 equal squares (18 squares total). Place 9 pastry squares on baking sheet and brush edges with egg substitute (about ¼ cup). 
  3. Spoon about 2 tablespoons guava mixture in center of 9 pastry squares, then top with remaining 9 pastry squares, pressing edges to crimp. Brush tops of pastries with remaining ¼ cup egg substitute, then cut 3 slits on top of each pastry to vent.
  4. Bake pastries 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F. Bake 18–20 minutes or until golden. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional information

Amount per ⅑ recipe serving: Calories 400, Total Fat 15g, Sat Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g, Chol 0mg, Sodium 310mg, Carb 56g, Fiber 0g, Total Sugars 36g, Protein 6g, Vit D 0%, Calc 2%, Iron 10%, Potas 0%