Pastelitos de Guayaba




In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese, milk, lemon juice and 1/4 cup sugar. Mix until uniform, set aside.

In a separated bowl, whisk together the eggs and 2 tbs water.

Slice the guava paste into 32 strips, beat a little more the cream cheese.

Cut each puff pastry sheet into 4 pieces. In the center of each piece place one slice guava paste and around 2 tbs cream cheese mixture.

Fold the other half of the dough over the filling. Seal good the edges. Cut some slits in the center.

Place the pastelitos on a lined baking tray, brush with the egg wash and bake in a previously pre-heated oven at 180°C for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

In the meantime, in a small saucepan, mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 a cup water. Bring it to a simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside.

After the pastelitos are baked, brush them with the sugar syrup and bake for 6 minutes more.

Let them cool down completely before eating.