Do you want to prepare a dessert everyone will enjoy? If so, Guava Squares will be that treat people will reach for at your next party. You can start a craze within your diner with their decadent crumble and fruity filling. Be sure to follow this recipe to make your next get-together a great success.

There are many guides that will make you achieve this delicacy.  Even so, these step-by-step instructions can help you create a staple dish within your circle. Follow this recipe to indulge in a unique and sweet experience with Guava Squares.

To prepare the crust, you will need:

  1. 1 cup of unsalted butter.
  2. ½ cup of sugar.
  3. 1 teaspoon of salt.
  4. 2 cups of all-purpose flour.

To prepare the topping, you will need:

  1. 16 ounces of Guava Paste (You will find this in the Latin section of your local supermarket. Be sure to check out brands like “Goya”, “La Conchita”, and “Iberia”).
  2. 1 cup of oats.
  3. ½ cup of diced and unsalted butter.
  4. ½ teaspoon of salt.
  5. ½ cup of brown sugar.
  6. 1 cup of all-purpose flour.

Baking Instructions

For the crust:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 13×9-inch pan.
  3. Line your pan with parchment paper.
  4. Mix butter and sugar in a bowl until it reaches a fluffy consistency. You can use a stand mixer or a hand-held mixer.
  5. Add salt and flour until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. Distribute the dough evenly into the pan.
  7. Cover the dough with slices of Guava Paste.

For the topping:

  1. Add oats, butter, salt, and sugar to a food processor. Pulse ten times.
  2. Add flour until the mixture reaches a wet sand consistency.
  3. Distribute evenly until the mixture covers the top of the pan.
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top layer is golden.
  5. Let cool completely before cutting into squares and serving.
  6. You can sprinkle your squares with powdered sugar once they have cooled (optional).

Do you want to impress your guests at your next gathering? Be sure to follow this guide in order to create an experience your loved ones will never forget.

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Guava Squares

María Hernández Feo
Guava Squares are a delicious Latin dessert that is rich in sweetness and texture. With its decadent fruity flavor and crumbly consistency, this is a dinner party staple that is enjoyed by people of all ages.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine latin
Servings 10


  • 1 Food processor
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Pan 13×9 inch
  • 1 Parchment Paper


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour all-purpose
  • 16 ounces guava paste You will find this in the Latin section of your local supermarket
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour all-purpose
Keyword Dessert, Guava, Guave Squares, Latin
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