These little guava and cream cheese puff pastry cups are filled with sweet, gooey guava paste and sweetened cream cheese and baked until golden brown, resulting in a creamy, gooey, flaky, deliciously sweet pastry. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without these in your life!!
This recipe was originally posted in March 2017. It has been updated for content and photos.
Who doesn’t love a sweet, gooey, fruity paste with some sweetened cream cheese all wrapped in layers of puff pastry? Not me. I mean I love them. Love them so much. Because they are INCREDIBLE.
I had my first guava cream cheese pastry at this little Cuban bakery in Ocean Beach called Azucar. It was love at first bite. Those pastries inspired this super simple guava cream and cheese pastry cup recipe. Cause you know, I had to make them super easy to make!
These guava and cream cheese puff pastry cups are incredible guys. They may seem simple (they totally are), but once you take your first bite of that sweet, flaky, gooey goodness, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without these in your life.
These are the perfect addition to that amazing brunch you’re planning, an easy morning treat for a quite morning at home, or that “any time of the day will do” kind of treat. Doesn’t really matter when you eat them, only that you eat them!
There are only a few ingredients in these guava and cream cheese puff pastry cups. I get all the ingredients at my local grocery, but you can also buy on Amazon through the below links (affiliate links – I earn a small commission if you buy through these links to create all these amazing recipes!):
What is guava paste?
Guava paste is a puree of the guava fruit and sugar, with some added pectin to give it it’s jelly-like consistency.
What does guava paste taste like?
Often said to be a combination of pear and strawberry, guava paste is much sweeter than the actual guava fruit due to the added sugar.
I use the puff pastry cups from Pepperidge Farms (this is not a sponsored post, I just love the cups!). The puff pastry cups should be in the frozen food section of the grocery store. I like using the cups because you don’t have to worry about stuffing the pastry and sealing the edges and all that. Pop the filling in the cup and bake. Love it.
**If you like baking with puff pastry, check out these Banana Nutella Pastries made with fresh bananas, creamy nutella, and puff pastry sheets**
How to Make Guava and Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Cups
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine the cream cheese and sugar and whip until combined.
Arrange the puffy pastry cups on a baking sheet and brush with the egg wash:
Place 1 tbsp. of guava paste on each pastry cup. Add 1 tbsp. of cream cheese mixture on top of the guava paste. Sprinkle with coarse sugar crystals. While this isn’t mandatory, the coarse sugar crystals are absolutely awesome guys.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and guava paste is gooey. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. If you can…
Who doesn’t love a breakfast treat from time to time? Check out these other breakfast/brunch dishes for that “treat ‘yo self” day:
Sweet Cornmeal Pancakes
The Best Avocado Toast Ever
5 Minute Hollandaise Sauce
Thai Green Curry Shrimp and Grits
Thai Fried Chicken and Waffles
Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes
Homemade Cheesy Sausage Grits
Banana Nutella Pastries
Did you make these guava and cream cheese puff pastry cups? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!
Puff pastry stuffed with guava paste and sweetened cream cheese.
- 1 package Puff pastry cups (6 cups)
- 6 oz. guava paste
- 5 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 egg (beaten for egg wash)
- 1 tbsp. coarse sugar crystals (for sprinkling)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine softened cream cheese with the sugar and beat until smooth.
Arrange the puff pastry cups on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush with the egg wash.
Add 1 tbsp. of guava paste on each pastry cup. Top with 1 tbsp. of sweetened cream cheese.
Bake in the oven (on a lower rack) for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.
Let cool for 5 minutes then enjoy!
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