How to make a Guava Pastry

Published on November 28th 2021 by Narandradath Jaikaran.
Last updated on March 4th 2024
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Guava Pastry in a plate in a white background

Puff Pastries Is one of the favorite pastries worldwide because of its crunchy and airy texture, and it's perfect for your favorite sweet fruit fillings, and we have the perfect recipe for you; it's Guava Pastry. Guava is a naturally sweet fruit with a flavor mixture of strawberry and pear and can be found in the world's tropical regions. For example, in the Caribbean, guava can be found in jams, jellies, and an extra special treat known as guava cheese. Guava Cheese Is a unique dish made with fresh guavas mashed, sweetened, cooked, and reduced to a thick paste that hardens into a gelatinous cheese-like texture. This recipe will show you how to make Guava Pastry using guava cheese for an extra special sweet treat. This is a great dish to serve with a cup of coffee or tea



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Time & Serves

Prep Time
90 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
120 mins
12 servings


  • 1000g Puff Pastry (chilled)

  • 1 pack Guava Paste 

  • 1/2 cup Full Cream Milk

  • 150 g large grain White Sugar

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour


Using chilled pastry, roll out half of the pastry using a rolling pin, to 3mm thick on a lightly floured surface.

Cut out 100 mmx100 mm square pieces (6 pieces).

Thaw out guava paste and cut into 40mm x 75 mm pieces about 4mm thick

Place guava paste on the lower half of the pastry square.

With a pastry brush, wet the perimeter of the pastry. Fold top half over guava half of pastry. Using a steel fork, firmly indent the free edges all around, checking that there is good bonding. 

For styling, with a pair of scissors, cut two 25mm on top pastry.

Preheat oven to 375F. Centre shelf in place.

Grease baking sheet in readiness for pastry

Transfer guava pastry to baking sheet. Brush pastry with milk. Sprinkle sugar over the top.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown and crisp.

The finish should look like a risen flaky pastry and guava oozing through the top in a golden-crusted shell.

Best eaten warm with your favorite tea or coffee.

Narandradath Jaikaran

Precision meets Passion: A fusion of Narandradath's Engineering Expertise in Cake Design and Craftsmanship.

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