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Quesitos (Puerto Rican Quesitos)

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Easy delicious, sweet breakfast pastry. Flakey puff pastry stuffed with sweet cream cheese topped with fresh strawberries. Recipe by Alexa Soto.

Quesitos (Puerto Rican Quesitos)

Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Yield: 12 Quesitos
Calories: 230kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 17 oz package puff pastry (Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Frozen Sheets are vegan)
  • 2/3 cup plain vegan cream cheese like Kite Hill
  • 3-4 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp of salt
  • 2 Tbsp vegan butter melted
  • 2 Tbsp cane sugar
  • 2 cups strawberries sliced

Instructions

  • Remove puff pastry from freezer and cream cheese from fridge one hour before preparing.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Unwrap the puff pastry and cut into 6 even rectangles.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add the vegan cream cheese and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Mix into cream cheese, then add one additional tablespoon.
  • Add the salt, mix again and taste for sweetness. Add an extra tablespoon of powdered sugar for a sweeter filling.
  • Add about a tablespoon of cream cheese filling to each pastry square, leaving 1/4-inch border on each side.
  • Roll up, using your index finger to seal each side by pressing down gently.
  • Repeat with the other puff pastry squares to make a total of 12.
  • Place the filled pastry squares on a baking sheet (lined or unlined depending on your baking sheet).
  • Brush each quesito with melted vegan butter and sprinkle with cane sugar.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Let the quesitos cool for a couple minutes.
  • Top with sliced strawberries. Gently press down into the pastry and add a sprinkle of extra cane sugar if desired.

Notes

Nutrition based on using 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Quesito | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 16mg

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