Carols Cream Cheese Guava Pastry

Patsy Fowler


This is good if you like cream cheese

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30 Min
30 Min


1 large
1/2 Tbsp
6 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp
1/4 tsp
pure vanilla extract
5 oz
guava preserves or paste (about 2/3 cup)
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1 sheet(s)
frozen puff pastry (from a 17-1/4 oz package) thawed

How to Make Carols Cream Cheese Guava Pastry


  • 1Preheat oven to 425 with rack in the middle.
  • 2Beat egg with a fork, then put 1-1/2 tablespoons egg in a small bowl with water (1/2 tablespoon) and lightly beat to make egg wash.
  • 3Put remaining beaten egg in a food processor with cream cheese, sugar and vanilla and puree until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • 4Puree guava preserves with lemon juice in cleaned food processor until smooth.
  • 5Put a baking sheet in the oven to preheat 5 minutes while you prepare pastry.
  • 6Roll out pastry on a floured work surface with a floured rolling pin into an 11x7-1/2 inch rectangle. Cut rectangle in half crosswise.
  • 7Transfer 1 piece of pastry to a sheet of foil. Spread cream cheese mixture in a 3-1/2 inch wide strip down middle of pastry, leaving 1-inch enerders on all sides.
  • 8Dollop 2 rows of preserves lengthwise on top of cheese mixture, about 1-inch apart.
  • 9Fold remaining piece of pastry in half lengthwise and put folded edge nearest you.
  • 10Leaving a 1 inch border on sides and on sides and top with pastry, cut 1-1/2 inch long slits every 1/2 inch through folded edges to top border.
  • 11Brush some of the egg wash around filling. Unfold cut pastry and lay over filling.
  • 12Lightly press edges to seal and brush top of dough with some egg wash.
  • 13Bake on foil on hot baking sheet until puffed and golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Transfer pastry to a rack to cool completely.

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About Carols Cream Cheese Guava Pastry

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American