Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso (Guava and Cheese Pastry)

This is a really simple recipe. It’s foolproof if you follow it!

Ingredients:

1 package of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets
Guava paste, 1/3 of a 14 oz package
4 oz cream cheese
½ cup sugar
½ cup water

 

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Prepare ½ cup of simple syrup, set aside to cool.
****Simple syrup is equal parts of sugar and water, boiled until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Cut the guava paste and cream cheese into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.
Lightly dust a clean, smooth surface with flour. Roll out the thawed pastry dough. Have a small cup of water handy to moisten the edges if needed.
Cut the dough into nine squares. (18 if you are using both sheets of dough).
Place a piece of guava and a piece of cream cheese on each square.
Take the corner of each square and fold it over, forming a triangle. Press down on the edges so the triangle stays closed. Brush each triangle with simple syrup.
Place all pastelitos on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until golden.

Enjoy these Cuban pastry with a nice cup of espresso!

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