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Cheese Filled Puff Pastries

  • Author: Olga's Flavor Factory
  • Prep Time: 13 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 38 mins
  • Yield: 12 pastries 1x
  • Category: Sweets

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Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling on top of the pastries
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 sheets of prepared puff pastry dough
  • 1 egg, for egg wash, plus 1 Tablespoon of water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream the cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla until smooth in consistency.
  3. Cut each sheet of dough into 6 (3 inch x 4 inch) pieces.
  4. Whisk the whole egg and 1 Tablespoon of water and brush the edges of the dough with the egg wash.
  5. Place 1 Tablespoon of filling in the middle of each pastry.
  6. Fold the dough over the filling and pinch the edges with your fingers.
  7. Use a fork and press down all around the edges to crimp shut, creating a rectangular shape.
  8. With a sharp knife, make some slashes across the top of the pastries.
  9. Brush them with the egg wash and sprinkle with some sugar.
  10. Arrange the pastries on a parchment – lined, rimmed baking sheet.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.