Guava Jelly Paste, Cream Cheese in Puff Pastry with Ginger Cream

Guava Jelly Paste, Cream Cheese In Puff Pastry With Ginger Cream Recipe

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As an accomplished pastry chef, it's been a while since I had taken something traditional and Cuban, and made it gourmet and my very own. This is a new twist on a very Cuban delicacy! In Miami we call it "Pastel de Guayaba y Queso". I renamed it and gave it a sweet kick with the ginger cream sauce! My father would have loved this version! I hope you all like this too! Enjoy!


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30 Min
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  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 1 stick
    vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh minced ginger
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 6 large
    egg yolks

  • 1 pkg
    (17-ounce) package puff pastry (2 sheets)
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 tsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 1 c
    guava jelly or paste
  • 1/2 c
    diced peeled mango
  • 8
    fresh mint sprigs for garnish
  • 1/4 c
    powdered sugar for sprinkling

How to Make Guava Jelly Paste, Cream Cheese in Puff Pastry with Ginger Cream


  1. STEP 1:
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Roll out each of the puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface to a 13 by 12-inch rectangle. Trim each of the pastry sheets to a 10-inch square and cut each into quarters to make a total of 8 (5-inch) squares. Fold 1 square diagonally in half to form a triangle and place on a work surface with the folded side closest to you.
  3. Starting 1/2-inch from the bottom corners of the triangle, cut a 1/2-inch border along the top 2 sides, leaving the folded side and the 2 bottom corners intact. Unfold the triangle and using your finger, brush the 1/2-inch strips with water. Fold the right strip underneath the left strip and the left strip over the right strip, wet sides down, and press firmly into place to make a diamond shape with raised borders. Repeat the process with the remaining squares.
  4. Place the pastries on the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate until chilled, about 15 minutes.
  5. Bake until set and light golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer the pastries to a wire rack to cool.
  6. To plate the dish, pour about 3 tablespoons of the creme anglaise onto each of 8 dessert plates, and place a puff pastry shell in the center of each plate.
  7. Place 2 tablespoons of the guava jelly in the center of each of the shells, then pipe about 3 tablespoons of the cream cheese filling over the jelly into the center of each shell in a pretty fashion.
  8. Place a tablespoon of the diced mango on the side of each of the cream cheese tops, and garnish each shell with fresh a mint leaf and powdered sugar. ENJOY!

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