Guava Mint Hand Pies

by | Updated: December 28th, 2020

Try your hand at a tropical-inspired hand pie. Perfect for everything from holiday breakfast to grabbing on your way out the door, these flaky pastries are stuffed to the brim with a creamy, minty guava filling that’ll satisfy from first bite to last. Though guava pastries are traditionally stuffed with just the super-fruit and cream cheese, these handhelds bring even more joy with the addition of refreshing mint. Plus, the made-from-scratch pastry dough, which is easier to whip up than you expect, has a hint of cinnamon that perfectly completes the balance of flavors. Serve them with an herbal mint tea for a truly delicious snacking experience.

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Guava Mint Hand Pies

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 297 kcal
Author Iso Rapalo


Wet ingredients


  • 1 cup guava paste diced or small chunks
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese diced or small chunks
  • 10-12 organic mint leaves chopped thinly
  • 1 egg mixed with 1 Tbsp. water


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients. Mix in Greek yogurt and butter. Using pastry cutter or food processor, knead 4 to 5 minutes (dough will be crumbly). Add ghee and cold water. Shape into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap; refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. On floured surface, roll dough 8”x10” or larger. Fold 3 to 4 times, like an envelope, to create flaky layers.
  4. Flour surface again. Roll dough to 1/8”-thick. Cut dough into 24 round pieces.
  5. Over 1 circular piece of dough, add guava, cream cheese and mint, being careful to not overfill. Top with second piece of dough. Using fork, crimp edged closed. Repeat until all dough is used.
  6. Arrange hand pies on prepared baking sheet; brush with egg wash. Cut 3 to 4 slits on tops of each hand pie for ventilation.
  7. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Guava Mint Hand Pies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.5g19%
Saturated Fat 7.6g38%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 127mg5%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 18.7g21%
Protein 9g18%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.