* 1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed (1 pound)
* a little white sugar to coat work surface
* 1 package cream cheese, divided in eight equal pieces (8-oz package)
* 8 1-inch squares guava paste (about 4 ounces)
* 1 egg, beaten in 1 tsp water
* 1 tsp milk
* 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
* 1 tbsp white sugar
* 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Sprinkle some sugar on a work surface to prevent puff pastry from sticking. Roll out each sheet of puff pastry to an 8 by 8-inch square.
3. Use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter to cut each sheet into 4 squares.
4. To form turnovers, set each pastry square on work surface. Place each cream cheese piece over the bottom center of the square, then top with one piece of guava paste.
5. Brush the edges of each square with beaten egg. Fold the squares over the filling to make a nice triangle turnover shape. Crimp the edges with a fork and repeat for remaining turnovers.
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
6. Bake for about 20 to 22 minutes, or until golden brown and puffy.
7. While the turnovers are baking, mix milk, confectioners' sugar, white sugar, and vanilla together, stirring to dissolve any lumps, then set aside.
8. Cool turnovers on a rack for about 15 minutes, then drizzle this icing over them. Makes eight servings.
I made these puff pastry turnovers with guava paste because I had some and I was looking for ways to use it up. They were delicious!
You can use just about any filling you want in this recipe. The combination of cream cheese and fruit is classic, so try marmalades and jams, too.