Here is a tasty Latin American favorite dessert of mine. These are filled with sweet guava paste and cream cheese filling. You might see these in Latin markets as pastelitos de guayaba y queso and they are so easy to make at home.
On a lightly floured surface, carefully unroll each sheet of puff pastry and gently stretch it out all directions using a rolling pin. (one stretch each way is fine)
Cut each pastry sheet into 9 equal squares. Using a teaspoon spread softened cream cheese around the center of each square. Place a small piece (about a teaspoon) of guava paste on top of cheese spread.
Brush around the perimeter of each square with egg wash.
Fold over to make a triangle. Crimp the edges.
Brush every triangle with the egg wash.
Place on top of a cookie sheet that is covered with parchment paper.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow to cool for about 15 minutes and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Pastelitos de Guava
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.