Quesitos de Guayaba (Sweeten Cream Cheese and Guava Pastries)

Quesitos de Guayaba (about 18 pastries)

  • 2 puff pastry sheets
  • 1 can of guava shells (can sustitute for guava paste)
  • 1 tsp of lime juice
  • 12 oz  cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powder sugar

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Line baking sheets with silicon mat or parchment paper.

In a blender or food processor pour in guava shells with half of their syrup and lime juice, blend until smooth.

Using a hand or stand mixer, whip together cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy. 

On a lightly floured surface roll pastry sheets out to about 12 x 12 inches.   Cut the pastry sheets into 4 x 4 squares, you should get about 9 squares per sheet.  Spread about 2 tbs of cream cheese mixture down the middle of the square at an angle, running corner to corner, then top cream cheese with 1 heaping tbs of guava.  Wet the corners of the square and fold over over the filling, like a burrito.  You can now trim the peak or fold it in. 

Place pastries on prepared baking sheets and bake in the oven for 25 mins or until puffy and golden.  Keep an eye on them. Remove from oven and immediately dust with powder sugar. 

*If you decided to use guava paste, simply dice the paste into small cubes and spread out over cream cheese. 
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