cream cheese and honey turnovers

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Ilean Maite Benvenuti
Philadelphia, PA

This is my take in the very traditional Puerto Rican "quesitos." They remind me of my island and my childhood. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh yum! As you bite into the puff pastry, there's a lovely crunch from the buttery, flaky crust. The honey-vanilla cream cheese filling is smooth and creamy. It has a nice tang from the cream cheese, but the honey adds a hint of sweetness. The sprinkled sugar on top just adds to the sweetness. These are simple, yet delicious.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 12 -18
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cream cheese and honey turnovers

  • 1 pkg
    puff pastry sheet, thawed
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese (room temp), 8 oz
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    egg (beaten for egg wash)
  • white sugar (for dusting)

How To Make cream cheese and honey turnovers

  • Oven preheating and greased cookie sheets.
    Preheat the oven at 350° and grease two cookie sheets. Put them aside.
  • Mixing honey and cream cheese in a bowl.
    Mix the room temp cream cheese, honey and vanilla extract. You can do it by hand with a wooden spoon or mix it in the electric mixer until everything is incorporated.
  • Cutting puff pastry into squares.
    Cut each puff pastry sheets in either 9 small squares or 6 big squares.
  • Placing cream cheese mixture onto puff pastry and folding.
    Put 1 or 2 Tbsp of the filling per square of puff pastry. To close them, in a diamond like position take each corner and put them one on top the other and press to secure.
  • Brushing puff pastry with egg whites.
    Now put all turnovers on the pre-greased cookie sheets. Beat the egg and brush each turnover well. This is going to seal each turnover. You can sprinkle sugar on top before or after bake.
  • Baking puff pastry in the oven.
    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.