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Guava and Cream Cheese Pastry

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Cuisine: Free Style

Description

This Guava and Cream Cheese Pastry is quite easy to make specially when you have a ready made guava jam, just place it in the middle of prepared flaky pastry then bake and enjoy.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • approx. 80g cream cheese
  • approx. 700g red guavas, skin on and trim ends
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 cups + 3 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan combine 1/2 cup sugar, guavas and 3 cups water, bring to a boil and simmer in low heat for 40 minutes.
  2. Using a sieve drain guavas reserving liquid, while draining mash guavas using a big spoon to extract liquid. This process will push some soft guava flesh in the surface below the sieve scrape this off and mix it together with the liquid.
  3. Place liquid back on the saucepan in medium heat and further reduce liquid to roughly 1 1/2 cups.
  4. Reduce heat to low, dilute cornstarch in 3 tbsp of water then combine with the guava liquid, you can also add more sugar to suit your taste. Once it thickens remove from heat then set aside.
  5. Prepare your pastry but cutting them both in the middle crosswise, this will leave you 4 rectangular pastry sheets.
  6. Place 2 pastry sheets in a baking paper lined baking tray then spread cream cheese on the middle of each pastry, leave 1 inch border on all sides.
  7. Place guava paste on top of the cream cheese.
  8. Brush edges with beaten eggs.
  9. Prepare the remaining 2 pastry sheets by folding them in half lengthwise, cut slits on the pasty 1 cm apart and leaving a space on the creased edge to hold them together. Unfold the pastry and place on top of prepared pastry.
  10. Press edges with fork to seal then brush top with remaining beaten eggs.
  11. Bake in a 220C preheated oven for 10 minutes, then bring down heat to 200C and bake for 20 more minutes or until pastry is puffed up and golden brown.
  12. Let it cool down before serving.