Pasteles De Guayaba (Guava and Cream Cheese Pastries)

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Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 16-20 servings


1 lb cream cheese
1 lb butter (softened)
1 lb flour
1 1/2 lbs guava paste
sugar, for sprinkling


1. Blend the cream cheese, butter and flour until well mixed; Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

3. Roll out the dough into a 1/4-inch thick square; Cut the rolled dough into 16 to 20 squares.

4. A little off center of each square, place 1 tablespoon guava paste.

5. Fold the dough over the guava paste, forming a triangle; Press the edges shut.

6. Place the pasteles onto a cookie sheet and sprinkle them with a thin layer of sugar.

7. Bake until the pasteles are evenly browned, about 25 minutes.


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