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This is a really simple recipe. It's fool proof if you follow it!
Pastelito de guayaba y queso - Guava and cheese pastry
1 package of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets
Guava paste, 1/3 of a 14 oz package
4 oz Cream cheese
½ cup of sugar
½ cup of water
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!