Pastel Gloria (Guava, Dulce de Leche and Cheese Pastry)

pasteles Gloria

Today I would like to introduce one of my favorite traditional Colombian desserts. Which, conveniently, is also ridiculously easy to make. I have no idea how Pastel Gloria got its name, but it is a popular dessert in my country. It is essentially a puff pastry filled with dulce de leche, guava paste and cheese. What’s not to like here?

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

(12 Pastelitos)

  • 1 package of frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sugar for garnish
  • 4 oz guava paste, sliced
  • 4 oz white or mozarella cheese, sliced
  • 4 oz dulce de leche

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Pasteles Gloria Step 1

  3. Flour a clean, dry counter top or other flat working surface. Lay out the puff pasty on the floured surface. Flour the top of the dough. Roll out the puff pastry until it is half as thick (about 1/8-inch).
  4. Pasteles Gloria Step 2

  5. sing a large cookie cutter, cut into 24 circles and brush the edges of each circle with the egg. A little off center of each circle, place 1 slice of guava paste, 1 slice of cheese and about 1/2 tablespoon dulce de leche. Place another circle on top to enclose the filling.
  6. pasteles Gloria Step3

  7. Crimp the edges with a fork. Repeat with the remaining pasteles, placing them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet as you go. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.
  8. astelitos de Guayaba,Arequipe and Cheese

  9. Sprinkle with the sugar on top, then cool the pasteles on a rack for 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  10. Pastelitos Gloria

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Comments

  1. says

    I made guava cheese turnovers using puff pastry just on Tuesday! I like that you added dulce de leches! I do have a little guava paste left over….these do looks so good!!

  2. says

    What a lovely cheese pastry. I love your use of guava. We are going to plant some guavas in our yard this summer. I can’t wait to make a guava jam. Thank you for introducing me to a wonderful Colombian dessert.

  3. says

    I was just sent some guava paste from another blogging buddy and am looking for recipes to try it out with. These look might tasty and addictive, Erica!! I bet it is hard to eat just one of them :)

  4. Jeannie says

    I have always assumed guava is a kind of fruit which we eat fresh on its own. I have never came across this kind of guava paste. Looks delicious with the pastry.

    Btw, thanks for visiting my blog:D Cheers!

  5. says

    for a minute, i feared you wouldn’t share a picture of the innards. what a relief to see that ooey-gooey goodess–great creation! :)

  6. says

    Waw,…Erica!! What beautiful stuffed pasteles!!

    Qué pasteles magníficas! Están deliciosos!

    MMMMMMMMMM,..saludos de Bruselas!!

  7. says

    We have one in Puerto Rico too Right now I am waiting for my coffee to perk and not even a “huevo” in my fridge. These are making my mouth water. Wish I had one right now.

  8. says

    Hola Erica! Es bueno encontrarte aqui en la red. Espero que estes bien esta noche…
    This sweet sounds wonderful by the way. I always buy guava paste at the store. It is really popular here in Florida. I might have to try this…

  9. says

    I’ve had dulce de leche and guava and cheese, but never all three together! Sounds good and the pastry looks great too.

  10. says

    I’d like to think I’d make this, but I know that whenever I get my hands on dulce de leche, it always gets devoured straight from the jar with a spoon :D That stuff is liquid gold! Maybe one day I’ll resist temptation and make this, though…

  11. Jillian says

    Yum! :)
    Is it possible to prep the pastries and then freeze/refrigerate them to bake later?
    BTW: I am making the popsicle recipes this weekend!
    Thanks,
    Jillian

  12. Respondon says

    These were fantastic. I prepped the the day before and refrigerated them, which was no problem. They came out perfectly. Don’t each any guava pastries straight from the oven! The sugar content makes them way too hot to eat.

  13. Respondon says

    Also works great with long rolls. Take a typical puff pastry box of two sheets pre-folded in threes, cut into the six sections and roll out to 1/8 inch thickness, and make three long rolls.

  14. debi says

    I have a Columbian ESL student. For our end-of-the-year class, I invited him and his family to dinner. These pastries were the #1 hit.
    I used many of the recipes on this site for the meal I served. There were very few things that weren’t a delight to them.

    Thank you so much!

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