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Author Notes: Quesitos are a sweet Puerto Rican pastry filled with cheese. It’s deliciously simple - sweetened cream cheese, wrapped in a twist of pastry, with a sweet crunchy exterior.Sarah | Wisconsin from Scratch


Makes 8

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 pound package frozen puff pastry, thawed (you should have two sheets of pastry)
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese and 2 Tbsp sugar until well combined.
  3. Take one puff pastry sheet, and roll out on a well-floured surface until you have a 14” x 10” rectangle. Cut rectangle in half crosswise and lengthwise to form 4 equal 7” x 5” rectangles of dough. Place one eighth of the cream cheese mixture on each rectangle, about 2” in from the lower left-hand corner. Spread cream cheese mixture diagonally towards the upper left-hand corner, leaving a little space near the edges of the dough.
  4. For each dough rectangle, fold the lower left-hand corner over the cream cheese mixture, then fold in sides and continue to wrap until filling is completely encased in pastry. Place, seam side down, on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the remaining pastry sheet and cheese filling.
  6. Whisk together the egg and 2 Tbsp sugar until completely combined. Use a pastry brush to brush egg mixture over the tops of the rolled pastries, making sure to cover them completely.
  7. Bake quesitos at 400 degrees until puffed, dark golden, and shiny, about 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.

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