Friday, June 27, 2014

Guava Pastry Pockets

Yum
As I  have mentioned before, I attended Flood Blogher 2014 in Miami.
One of the awesome break out sessions I attended was all about the Flavors of Miami which included some Puerto Rican and Cuban cuisine.  The guest chefs made these awesome Guava Pastry Pockets.
Talk about a tropical flavor!  Guava is delcious!


These pastries are simple, yet so delicious.
I guarantee that they could rival any South Florida bakery!
Are you ready to make them?  Let's go...here's my spin on this tasty treat.

Ingredients:
1 package of puff pastry
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1 jar of Guava fruit spread
powdered sugar for dusting pastries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out the puff pastry to remove the folds.
Place 1 Tbsp of cream cheese in 4 by 3 rows.  See picture below.









Place 1 Tbsp of Guava fruit spread right next to the cream cheese dollop. See picture below.









Roll out the 2nd piece of puff pastry and lay on top of the piece that holds the dollops of cream cheese and guava.









Use a pizza wheel to cut out little packages of goodness.  You will end up with 12 pastry pockets.  Place each guava pastry pocket on a cookie sheet.  Bake for 12-13 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar.




The guava adds such a sweet flavor and the cream cheese adds creaminess to the pastry pocket's interior.  And the pastry pocket is so flaky!  Puff pastry really creates that just from the bakery texture. Total YUM!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,