Cuban Pastries with Guava and Cheese: Discover the Cuban Dessert Everyone’s Talking About!

If you haven’t tried Cuban guava and cheese pastries yet, you need to stop right now because you’ve been missing out on one of the most delicious desserts out there.

These guava and cheese pastries are super easy to make, but at the same time, each bite is exquisite with a burst of flavor and texture that you won’t be able to stop eating.

Today, I invite you to make them, and don’t worry, they’ll be ready in no time.

Cuban Guava and Cheese Pastries Recipe

Cuban Guava and Cheese Pastries

This is how you make authentic Cuban Guava and Cheese Pastries, a delicious and simple dessert you can't miss. I'll show you every trick.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Yield1
  • Serving Size100g
  • Energy550 cal

Guava Pastries Ingredients

  • 500g puff pastry dough
  • 200g guava paste (bar form)
  • 200g white cheese
  • 1 egg
  • White sugar

How to Make Homemade Guava Pastries


On wax paper or a floured surface, roll out the puff pastry dough a bit with a rolling pin. Make sure it’s not too thin to avoid breaking it, and once done, trim the edges to make them as even as possible.


Also, cut the dough into equal square portions. With the help of a knife, this step is super easy. Once done, place small portions of guava paste and cheese inside.


Brush the edges with beaten egg, place a portion of dough on top to cover the pastries, and then press with your fingertips.


Make small slits to release steam and prevent the filling from spilling out.


Brush more beaten egg on top for a golden finish and sprinkle a pinch of sugar for a beautiful golden appearance.


Making Cuban guava and cheese pastries (or just guava) is that easy.


Next, arrange them on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes at 180°C until golden. Keep an eye on them as all ovens vary; yours might need less or more time.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • 8 servings per container
  • Serving Size100g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories550
  • % Daily Value*

How to Make Cuban Guava and Cheese Pastries?

To make Cuban guava and cheese pastries, you’ll need very few ingredients. The most important, of course, is the guava paste in bar form. I have a fail-proof recipe on my website and all my social media.

However, it’s much easier if you buy it. If you’re wondering if you can use jam, I recommend not doing so as it will spill out from the pastry edges due to its liquid consistency. For the cheese, preferably use white cheese, which is the perfect combination we Cubans are used to, and trust me, nothing beats its taste. As for the puff pastry dough, I’ve used a roll available in all supermarkets. Outside of Cuba, it’s easily accessible.

I recommend using thin dough for the best results. To give our Cuban dessert a golden finish, we’ll use an extra ingredient: 1 egg and sugar. Make sure to leave the same number of cuts to place on top, especially if you’re making triangular pastries. Just fold them, and you’re done.

To prevent the filling from overflowing, brush the dough with beaten egg. You should also brush the pastries with egg before baking, and if you sprinkle a pinch of white sugar, it will give them a beautiful golden color.

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