Your Family’s Favorite Cafecito Sweet

December 2023

Pastelitos de Guayaba or guava


Pastelitos de Guayaba, Everyone’s Favorite Cuban Pastry

Pastelitos de guayaba or guava pastries are an everyday dessert or snack with a strong cafecito for Cubans and lots of other Latino pastry fans. (For Puerto Ricans and Panamanians too, though they go by different names.) And in Emily González’s Cuban-Mexican family, the sweet is served instead of pie every year for Thanksgiving. That’s how much they love this...

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