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David Taylor
Flaky, golden, and stuffed with sugary cream cheese, these Puerto Rican quesitos are a perfect puff pastry dessert.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Servings 12 people
Calories 113 kcal


  • Rolling Pin
  • pastry brush
  • pasta or pizza cutter
  • baking sheet


  • 1 package frozen puff pastry cut into 5 x 5-inch squares
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp water to make an egg wash

Honey Sugar Syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a medium-size bowl, mix the softened cream and sugar together. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg and water. Set aside.
  • Remove frozen puff pastry from the freezer. Work quickly to cut pastry into 5-inch x 5-inch squares, with a sharp knife. The pastry will be easier to cut when frozen.
  • On a clean flat surface, lay out the pastry squares. With a pastry brush, lightly brush the edges of the squares with the egg wash. (This will act as the glue)
  • With a spoon, place about 1 Tbsp of the sweetened cream cheese mix on the left side of the pastry square.
  • From the left side, fold the dough over the cheese and roll the dough.
  • Place the rolled dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Space them an inch apart.
  • Once all the quesitos are rolled out, lightly brush each one with the egg wash. Take a fork and insert into the top of the pastry dough a couple of times, creating tiny holes to allow the steam to escape.
  • Place in preheated oven for about 25-35 minutes or until the pastry dough has completely puffed and the quesitos are golden brown.

Honey Sugar Syrup

  • While the pastries are baking, in a medium pot, bring water, sugar and honey to a simmer for about 20 minutes. Keep warm.
  • Remove quesitos from the oven and immediately brush on the first layer of syrup. Repeat with a second layer of syrup. Let cool for at least 15 minutes. Eat!


Enjoy your Quesitos within 2 days of baking. No need to refrigerate them, just keep them wrapped or packaged in an air-tight container.
Keyword Pastry, Quesitos