Guava Pastry Recipe (Pastelitos de Guayaba) & Café Bustelo : The Perfect Cuban Breakfast

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Growing up in a Miami as the daughter of a Cuban immigrant one of the ways that I embraced a love for my culture was through the food. As a child I always remember the smell of Cafe Bustelo permeating through my grandmother’s home. It was the Cuban air freshener. A smell that to this day takes me to my happy place. A breakfast with Cuban Coffee was always a must, that breakfast also included a variety of Cuban pastries. My favorite always being the Guava pastry. To this day when I visit my parents home you’ll find a spread of delicious Cuban pastries and of course a delicious cup of Café Bustelo. Although I live in Connecticut now and it’s a bit far from the Cuban Hub of Miami, I am thankfully still able to enjoy these breakfast staples in my own home. Thankfully in time for Hispanic Heritage month one can grab the delicious flavors of this coffee with a quick visit to Target. There I will have the luxury of finding all I need to grab some delicious staples to make The Perfect Cuban Breakfast.

Starting with K-Cups from Café  Bustelo!

As a mother of 6 kids Café Bustelo’s bold flavor has become a staple in my home. Not only does the taste bring me back to the days when I would sit around my grandmother’s kitchen and enjoy all the delicious foods and family time, but it’s high quality coffee connects me to my Latin Culture.  It has a rich full-bodied flavor that stands up to milk and sugar (a staple in Cuban Coffee). Best of all it’s available in a variety of forms at Target – ground, whole bean, brick, K-Cup Pods, and Instant. I mean is that not amazing? You can grab all your usual wonders at Target AND grab deliciousCafé Bustelo? Win/Win

The best way to drink your Café Bustelo Cuban Coffee is to wash it down with a Pastelito de Guayaba or Guava Pastry. Because you can’t really find them here in CT, I make them at home for my whole family to enjoy.

What you’ll need:

Guava paste

Puff Pastry Sheets


1/2 Cup of Sugar

1/2 Cup of Water

To begin, Brew yourself a delicious Café Bustelo, make sure and add milk and sugar! This is a must when making Pastelitos Cubanos 🙂

Then pick up Guava Paste and Puff Pastry sheets. You can find the Guava Paste in the Latin section in Target 

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees

Place the Puff Pastry Sheet on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Slice the Guava

And place on the sheet

(Optional) add cream cheese on top of the guava : This will make it even more amazing, seriously…this flavor combination is gold!

Cover with the other Puff Pastry sheet

Cut the Pastry into squares and add some slits at the top. This is important because if not it will puff up and not get that pastelito look. Add an egg wash(1 egg mixed with a teaspoon of water) before placing in oven.

Bake for 30-35 minutes 

Remove from oven and add a simple syrup wash over it (1/2 cup of sugar + 1/2 cup of water, bring to a boil and use a brush to brush it over the pastries) Cook at 400 for 5 minutes more.

And voila, PURE Deliciousness!!!

You don’t need an excuse to have an amazing Cuban Breakfast so whether it’s a Saturday, Sunday or Hispanic Heritage Month you can enjoy a delicious Cuban Pastelito with a delicious cup of Cafe’ Bustelo Cafe Con Leche (Coffee and Milk)

So head to Target and start your morning off right with this delicious recipe andCafé Bustelo!

Most important, Don’t forget to get social with Café Bustelo on


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    February 12, 2019 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply ellen beck

    This looks terrific. I bet it tastes terrific. I have never tried anything like this.

    June 15, 2018 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply Susan Campbell

    There is a Cuban restaurant in my area the has these on the menu, and they are spectacular!! Already pinned and saved for later, thanks for posting!!! 🙂

    April 10, 2018 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    This sounds like the perfect breakfast. I love my coffee first thing in the morning so this is a great combination. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you so much for sharing

    March 8, 2018 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Sandra Watts

    I wanna come over for breakfast if your serving that up. It looks great!

    January 31, 2018 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Debra Eisbrenner

    Omgoodness this sounds heavenly! I will be sharing!

    December 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Judy Thomas

    These look absolutely delicious. I love guavas and will definitely make these with guavas from my sister’s tree 🙂

    November 30, 2017 at 4:21 am
  • Reply Deborah D

    I would really love to try this. I live in rural PA and our Target store is an hour away and does not have a latin section.

    November 23, 2017 at 8:45 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Omgosh I need these asap!! Yummo!! Making like tomorrow lol!! Thanks for sharing!

    November 7, 2017 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Rana Durham


    October 30, 2017 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Ariana Gomez

    yo quiero now I want some next trip to store I get the ingredients

    October 10, 2017 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply REYNA

    EXCELLENT POST!!!!!!!!

    October 7, 2017 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply REYNA

    EXCELLENT POST!!!!!!!!!

    October 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Alberta Gentleman

    Ny husband says I need to make this. It does look yummy. Thank you.

    October 6, 2017 at 4:08 pm
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