Pastelitos de Guayaba + Queso (Guava Cheese Pastries)

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"Shared by Juan Carlos Plata"

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Why I Love This Recipe

These are better without the cheese and with raw cane sugar sprinkled on top. The sugar will caramelize a little in the oven.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 package puff pastry sheets, (such as Pepperidge Farm)
1 package guava paste, (such as the Conchita brand)
1 package cream cheese, optional (the block over the spreadable kind)
1 egg, whisked


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Thaw the puff pastry according to package directions, usually about 20-30 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Cut guava into thin slices. If using cream cheese, cut the block into slices too. Unfold one of the pastry sheets and place it on the cookie sheet.

Place 6 slices of guava per pastry sheet fold about 1-2 inches apart (you'll have 18 slices total on the entire pastry sheet). Add cream cheese over guava paste slices (optional).

Unfold the second pastry sheet and place it over the other one that now has the guava paste slices.

Cut into 9 squares and score the tops of each one. No need to divide the squares. Leave everything intact. Brush egg wash on each one to get that flaky crust.

Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately and enjoy!

These pastries are best served right out of the oven. You can place in an airtight container and reheat them for 10 seconds in the microwave. Careful, the guava can get really hot and burn your tongue.

To make these pastries vegan, you can sub cream cheese for vegan cream cheese and egg wash for almond milk.

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