These pastries are sold in every Cuban bakery in South Florida, but its easy to make your own and they're awesome straight from the oven!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 35minutes
117 oz. packagepuff pastry sheets
110 ounce blockguava paste
18 ounce packagecream cheeseat room temperature
1/4 cup demerara sugar(can also use caster sugar
Preheat oven to 400°.Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Transfer guava paste to a microwave safe bowl and heat in 20-30 second increments until it's loose enough to stir. Set aside.Place the cream cheese in another bowl and stir until creamy.
In a small bowl beat the egg and water with a fork. Set aside.
Roll out the puff pastry to a large square and use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut the pastry into 9 equal squares.
Spread a bit of cream cheese into the center of each square, leaving about 1/2" border around the perimeter of the pastry. Top the cream cheese with a bit of guava paste.
Dip a pastry brush into the egg wash and brush it along the rim of each pastry square. Fold the pastry over the filling and press along the edges with the tines of a fork to seal. Use a sharp knife to make 3 slits in the top of the pastry so steam can escape. Transfer the pastries to the baking sheet. Continue in this manner with each pastry.
Brush the pastries with the rest of the egg wash and sprinkle the tops with demerara sugar. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip the baking sheet 180° and continue to bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.