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Guava Cream Cheese Puffs

Course Dessert
Cuisine Cuban
Keyword cuban pastry, guava cream cheese pastry, guava cream cheese puffs, porto's copycat, puff pastry
Servings 6 puffs
Author Lokness


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (thawed)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ounces guava paste (cut into thin slices)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 egg (beaten)

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 6 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add 3 tablespoons sugar and beat to combine. Add egg yolk and vanilla extract. Beat on medium until blended.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the guava paste slices, lemon juice, and water. Microwave for 30 seconds or until soften. Stir with a spoon and break up the guava paste until almost spreadable. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 425˚Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • On a lightly floured working surface, unfold the puff pastry and roll into 12 x 12-inch square with a rolling pin. Sprinkle the pastry evenly with 2 teaspoons sugar. Roll the pastry again. Cut into 12 (4 x 3-increctangles.
  • Turn over the rectangles to the other side (the side without sugar). Brush a ½-inch border around each rectangle with egg wash. Cut 3 long slits on half of the rectangles. Scoop about 1 heaping tablespoon cream cheese filling to the rectangles (without slits), and spread evenly. Scoop 1 tablespoon guava paste and drop them evenly over the cream cheese.
  • Put the rectangles with slits (sugar side uover the filling. Press the edges firmly to seal. Crimp the edges with a fork. Transfer the pastries to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the top with the egg wash. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 – 18 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. Guava paste can be found in Latino supermarkets or from Amazon.
  2. For storage, keep the puffs in a container with a loose cover in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in a 300˚F oven for 12 – 15 minutes.