Guava Turnovers

March 2009
Guava Turnovers

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Rach's pal Daisy Martinez has dessert covered inside and out: a glazed pastry stuffed with cream cheese and guava paste.

Makes: 8 servings

Prep: 30 mins

Bake: 20 mins

  • 2 frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 8 ounce package  cream cheese, cut crosswise into 8 equal slices
  • 4 ounces guava paste, such as Goya, cut into 8 equal slices
  • 1 large egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a 1-foot-long sheet of parchment paper on a work surface and set a puff pastry sheet on top. Roll out the pastry to a 9 1/2-inch square; cut into 4 squares.
  2. Lay 1 piece each of the cream cheese and guava paste diagonally in the center of each pastry square. Brush the pastry edges with some of the beaten egg; fold to enclose, forming a triangle. Pinch the edges to seal, then crimp with a fork. Repeat with the remaining pastry, cream cheese and guava paste.
  3. Arrange the turnovers on the prepared baking sheet; brush with the egg. Bake until puffy and golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool for 15 minutes. 4. Meanwhile, stir together the confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled turnovers.
Tip Top This
  • Opt for a la mode! A scoop of vanilla ice cream elevates these on-the-go treats to a dinner-party dessert.
Tip Special Ingredient
  • Guavas are a tropical fruit native to South America. They're the size of apples and have a crunchy texture and a tangy-sweet flavor. Guava jellies and pastes are easier to find in stores than the fruit.
Tip Swap It
  • If you come up empty when searching for guava paste, try seedless raspberry jam.