Guava & Cream Cheese Pastries (Pastelitos)
1 package of puff pastries (2 sheets), defrosted
1 jar of guava preserves
Cream Cheese Filling:
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350º. Cut each pastry sheet into 9 equal sized squares (you'll have 18 in total) using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife. Mix together Cream Cheese filling ingredients using a hand mixer and set aside.
Take each square and scoop 1 tsp cream cheese mixture and 1 tsp guava preserves into the corner (see picture). Fold in half to make a triangle. Brush water along the edge w/ fingertip and then pinch close. Crimp with a fork to make sure it sealed well. Repeat with remaining squares.
Place the pastries on a parchment lined baking sheet about a 3/4 inch apart. Brush with simple syrup. Bake for 15-20 minutes (remove when puffy and golden brown). Note: Oven temps may vary cooking time.
Allow to cool slightly and serve warm.