Guava Cheese Turnovers (Guava Pastelillos)

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (1-pound) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cut into 8 equal pieces
  • 8 (1 by 1-inch) squares guava paste (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Sprinkle the sugar on your work surface to prevent the dough from sticking. Roll out each sheet of puff pastry to an 8 by 8-inch square. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut each sheet into 4 squares.

  • Make the turnovers: Set a pastry square in front of you with 1 of the corners pointing toward you. Place 1 piece of cream cheese diagonally over the center of the bottom of the square. Top with a piece of guava paste. Brush the edges of the square with beaten egg. Fold the upper half of the square over the filling to make a neat triangle. Crimp the edges with a fork. Repeat with the remaining turnovers, placing them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet as you go.

  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.

  • While the turnovers are baking, mix the confectioners' sugar with the milk and vanilla, stirring to dissolve any lumps. Set aside.

  • Cool the turnovers on a rack for 10 to 15 minutes, then drizzle the glaze over them. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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