Guava & Cheese Pastries, Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso
1 pkgfrozen puff pastry, i use pepperidge farm brand 17.3 oz
1 pkgguava paste, i use goya brand comes in a box 16 oz
1 pkgcream cheese 8 oz
1/4 cwhite sugar
2 Tbspwhite sugar
How to Make Guava & Cheese Pastries, Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso
- Set out your puff pastry, and cream cheese about half hour before preparing. After cream cheese has set out for a while. Put cream cheese in a bowl and beat with hand mixer until creamy add the 1/4 cup sugar and continue to mix until all the sugar is well incorporated. Set aside.
- Now preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper set aside. Now take one sheet of the puff pastry. Put some flour on your flat surface and with a rolling pin roll the pastry a little each way to make a large rectangle. With a sharp knife cut the pastry in three equal strips and then cut across three times. Making nine equal squares.
- Now open you goya guava paste package it will be a large block of paste. Unwrap the cellophane and with a sharp knife cut small slices. They will be about 2 1/2 inches long and 1/4 inch in thicknes. Cut 18 slices.
- Now take one square of the puff pastry; spread 1 teaspoonsful of cream cheese in the middle; lay a slice of guava paste across the cheese and fold over one edge. With a the times of a fork crimp the edge all around. Sprinkle with white sugar; lay on the parchment lined cookie sheet do all your dough squares like this. I put eight on each sheet. Put into the oven and bake for 15/18 minutes. Check them at 15 minutes; if they are golden pull them out. Your guava paste will kind of seep out; no problem the ones sold at the bakeries are the same way. I also make little squares from the puff pastry and add 1 teaspoonful of cream cheese. I roll the square instead of folding them over. Sprinkle with sugar and put into the oven for 15/18 minutes. Bake until golden. Enjoy