Guava Croissant Cheesecake

If you live in South Florida, you must have tried the fabulous Cream Cheese Guava pastelitos that are a staple in the Cuban bakeries but can be found all over the place.

So with that said, I decided to give those pastelitos a little twist and turn them into a delectable easy to make Croissant Cheesecake.

Here is what you will need:

Place the cream cheese in a bowl and leave it there until its soft enough to whip (if you are impatient as I am, you can microwave it for 30 seconds). Add the 1 cup of sugar and using an electric beater, beat away until its nice and creamy.

Heat the oven to 350 Deg F

Grab a baking tray and place a sheet of parchment paper, roll out the first can of crescent dinner tolls and join the seams and  you will end up with a nice rectangle.

Evenly spread 3/4 of the jar of guava jelly on the pastryIMG_2263

Gently place the whipped cream cheese on top and and spread evenly

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Then open the other can, spread it out on a flat surface, join all the seams and place on top to seal the deal 🙂

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Melt the 1/2 stick of butter and pour on top and then sprinkle the 1/4 cup of sugar

Place in preheated oven for 30 minutes

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You can serve it warm with a nice dollop of vanilla ice cream, or you can place it in the fridge overnight, cut into squares or strips of desired size and serve it cold as a lovely afternoon tea snack.

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Enjoy 🙂

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Walking Dead Sweet Treats…..

Of course I had to make some sweet treats for tonight, not only is it Sunday Night, but it’s a “Walking Dead” is back Sunday Night!

I had some leftover egg whites from yesterday’s Hollandaise sauce so I decided to make some Almond flavored Meringues!

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

Whip up the egg whites till they form peaks, add the sugar, cornstarch, almond extract and vinegar and whip some more.

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Place on parchment paper and bake in the over at 275 deg F for 30 minutes.

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I also had some bananas that needed rescuing so they quickly became Banana Breads.

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And for the finale, I made some Dulce de Leche Cheesecake……oh yeah, heavenly or what!

Ingredients for my cheesecake were:

For the crust

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  • 2 cups of graham cookies
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the filling

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  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup of Dulce de Leche or other caramel sauce
  • Boiling water, for baking

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For the topping

  • 1 cup of Dulce De Leche spread on top of the cheesecake as soon as you take it out of the oven.

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