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3 Ingredient Vegan Pastelitos de Guayaba

Pastelitos de Guayaba are a delicious dessert, popular in bakeries all over Latin America! You'll love making these simple treats in your own kitchen!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Latin
Servings: 10
Author: Sarah De la Cruz

Ingredients

  • 1 package puff pastry (many are vegan, I like Aussie Bakery brand)
  • 1 jar of guava jelly or other fruit jelly
  • 3 Tablespoons aquafaba (the liquid from a can of beans)
  • sugar for sprinkling optional
  • dairy free cream cheese optional

Instructions

  • Allow puff pastry to thaw (you can move it from your freezer to refrigerator to allow it to thaw overnight).
  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • On a clean floured surface roll out one sheet of puff pastry slightly (this is not entirely necessary, but doing so will probably allow you to get at least one more pastelito out of your puff pastry!)
  • Cut the puff pastry into 10 rounds using a cookie cutter (optionally you can cut it into squares)
  • Place each round onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Place one heaping teaspoon of jelly onto the center of each puff pastry round. (If desired, you can also place a small teaspoon of cream cheese in with the jelly)
  • Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the second sheet of puff pastry.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the edges of the puff pastry rounds that have the jelly on them with a bit of aquafaba one at a time. Top each one with a new round of puff pastry. Crimp the edges closed using a fork.
  • Repeat with all 10 pastelitos.
  • Make a small slit in the top of each pastelito with a sharp knife to allow the steam to escape during baking.
  • Brush the tops of all pastelitos with more aquafaba. Sprinkle with sugar if you'd like.
  • Bake in a 400° oven for 20 - 25 minutes (probably closer to 25 minutes, but check early just in case!), or until the tops are golden brown and crisp.
  • Allow to cool and serve!

Notes

Save your scraps! I like to toss all of the puff pastry scraps in a bowl with the leftover aquafaba. I sprinkle on a little bit of sugar and cinnamon and gently toss to coat. Then I place the scraps onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for 20 minutes at 400°. So delicious! Or you could of course just make square shapes, but then you'd miss out on all of the scraps. I vote for the scraps!