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Quesitos

Quesitos simply means little cheese. Puerto Rican cream cheese-filled pastries served for breakfast or dessert. Made with just 4 ingredients in under 20 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Servings: 9
Calories: 286kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp water

Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Topping

  • 1-2 tbsp white sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F, thaw the puff pastry, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • To make the simple syrup, add equal parts of sugar and water to a saucepan and cook until the sugar dissolves. Remove it from the stove and set it aside. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Mix well. 
  • Place the puff pastry sheet on top of a floured work surface and cut the sheet into 9 squares. 
  • Add about 1 tbsp of the cream cheese filling to each square. Brush the corners with egg wash. 
  • Fold one pastry corner and the opposite corner towards the middle of the square. Pinch tightly. 
  • Sprinkle some granulated sugar on each pastry and then bake for 15 minutes. Once the pastries come out of the oven, brush them with simple syrup. 

Notes

Add plenty of granulated sugar once they come out of the oven. The puff pastry isn't sweet so it needs that extra sugar. 

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg