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Pastelitos

562 Pastelitos
This sweet puffed pastry will have you seeing coconuts
skill level
Moderate
time
1-30min
servings
4
cost
$$
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This sweet puffed pastry will have you seeing coconuts
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ingredients
  • 1 package Store-bought Puff Pastry (thawed)
  • 2 Eggs (+1 tablespoon water; whisked)
  • Guava & Queso
  • 1 package Guava Paste
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • Coconut
  • 1 cup Shredded Sweetened Coconut
  • 1/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Water (as needed)
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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    1 package Store-bought Puff Pastry (thawed)
    Lightly roll out Puff Pastry on a floured surface. Cut 2 1/2-3" squares.
  • 3
    Guava & Queso filling
    Coconut filling
    Fill the pastries according to the directions below. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
  • 4
    Remove and allow to cool before serving.
  • 5
    1 package Guava Paste
    4 ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
    1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
    2 tablespoons Sugar
    1 tablespoon Milk
    1/8 teaspoon Salt
    For Guava & Queso: Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl until well blended.
  • 6
    Press the squares of dough into a lightly oiled mini-muffin tin, so that they form a cup.
  • 7
    Guave Paste
    Queso
    Place a teaspoon of Guava Paste into the center of each "cup." Top with a dollop of the Queso.
  • 8
    2 Eggs (+1 tablespoon water; whisked)
    Brush with Egg Wash.
  • 9
    1 cup Shredded Sweetened Coconut
    1/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
    Water (as needed)
    For Coconut: Stir together the ingredients in a small sauce pot with a few tablespoons of Water if needed to loosen. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently until pale golden brown, about 5-6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool.
  • 10
    Place 1-2 teaspoons of filling into the center of each dough square.
  • 11
    Lightly dampen the edges of the dough with water and fold in half to create small rectangles. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush with Egg Wash.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. Let the filling sit in the fridge before filling Pastelitos.

 
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