Guava and cheese danishes recipe

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  • Yield: 6 Servings


  • 4 ounces mascarpone, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed per package instructions
  • 6 (4½" long × 1⁄8" thick) pieces of guava paste
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream, for egg wash
How to Make It
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, combine the mascarpone, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, lemon zest, and egg yolk. Use the paddle attachment and cream on low until smooth and uniform.
  3. On a floured surface, roll out the thawed puff pastry to approximately 15" × 10". Cut into 6 even (5" × 5") squares. Place about 2 tablespoons or so of the cheese mixture in the center and top with a slice of the guava paste. Fold opposite corners across the cheese and guava, overlapping and securing with a bit of egg wash and pressure. Fold the other corners in but not enough to seal the packet entirely—you just want to create a barrier so the cheese doesn’t ooze out during cooking. Brush all exposed surfaces of the pastry with the egg wash.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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