Guava-Cream Cheese Puff Pastry
Guava-Cream Cheese Puff Pastry is yet another very simple to make at home dessert at a moment's notice.
Nonstick Cooking Spray
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk, plus additional for drizzle
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 frozen puff pastry sheet (1/2 of 17.3 oz. pkg.), thawed
1/2 cup guava paste
1 large egg, lightly beaten
HEAT oven to 375°F.
Coat baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
BEAT cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and cornstarch in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute or until smooth and blended.
ROLL pastry on floured surface with floured rolling pin to 12 x 9-inch rectangle. Cut in half crosswise, making two 9 x 6-inch rectangles. Place one half on prepared baking sheet. Stir guava paste until smooth. Spread onto pastry to within 1-inch of edge. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over guava paste.
BRUSH edges of pastry with beaten egg. Top with second half of pastry. Press edges with fork to seal. Cut six 4-inch slits diagonally in top of pastry to allow steam to escape. Brush top with beaten egg.
BAKE 30 to 35 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool on baking sheet 10 minutes. Transfer to wire rack. Cool completely. Cut into 6 bars. Drizzle with additional sweetened condensed milk just before serving, if desired.