No fiesta across Latin America is complete without a tray of pastelitos de guava y queso. The pastries are sweet and savory: layers of puffed dough encasing tart guava paste and salty queso blanco. Usually you'd have to head to your nearest panaderia or bakery to snag a tray but lifestyle expert Evette Rios is showing us how to make them at home!
All you need is three ingredients to throw these together: a box of store-bought puff pastry dough, guava paste, and fresh cheese. Roll out the dough, top with slices of each, then bake off until golden. And click here to check out more party appetizers.
Evette Ríos is a Puerto Rican-born television host, lifestyle expert, cook, writer, and Director of Development at Latina Media Ventures. A former field correspondent on ABC’s The Chew and design contributor on Rachael Ray, Evette now hosts CBS’ Recipe Rehab, wherein she and other celebrity chefs provide healthy alternatives to popular dishes. Her Puerto Rican roots, love of travel, and fond memories of home-cooked meals with her family inspire her culinary interests. She lives in New York with her husband, Stephen, and their dog, cats, and pet dove.