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Puerto Rican Quesitos (Cream Cheese Pastries)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Flaky-on-the-outside and creamy-on-the-inside quesitos from Puerto Rico. These are one of the easiest desserts that you can make using puff pastry. Just 5 ingredients + 20 minutes!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: puerto rican
Keyword: quesitos
Servings: 9 pieces
Calories: 83.7 kcal
  • 1 Puff pastry sheet
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar a bit more to sprinkle on top
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  2. Cut the puff pastry sheet into 4x4 inches squares.
  3. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, vanilla extract, powdered sugar. Mix until the cheese is soft and creamy.
  4. Put 1 tsp of filling in the center of each puff pastry sheet. Fold one of the tips over the filling, Then fold the diagonal tip to close the quesito (see the pictures for reference).
  5. Mix the egg with the granulated sugar.
  6. Brush the quesitos with the egg mixture and take them to the oven for 12 - 15 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with some powdered sugar and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Puerto Rican Quesitos (Cream Cheese Pastries)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83.7 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.3g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 4.3g5%
Protein 1.8g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.