Pasteles de Goiaba and Abacaxi Com Hortelan

Pasteles de Goiaba


2 sheets pre-made puff pastry (or make your own)

guava paste (my favorite is Goya)

1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

turbinado sugar (for sprinkling)

flour (for rolling out puff pastry)

*Sprinkle flour on countertop or table. Roll out one sheet of puff pastry to about 1/4 inch thickness. Add slices of guava paste to top of puff pastry. Roll out second sheet of puff pastry to about 1/4 inch thickness. Add second sheet of puff pastry to the top of the first sheet. Cut into twelve rectangles (pastel). Seal the edges of each pastel with a fork.

*Whisk the egg and milk. Brush on the top of the pasteles. Sprinkle the top of the pasteles with sugar. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.


Abacaxi com Hortelan


1 pineapple--cut into chunks and chilled

1 large bunch of mint--washed


*Peel and slice pineapple. Chill pineapple. Add chilled pineapple and mint to blender. Blend. Enjoy!