Cream Cheese Quesitos


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 puff pastry sheet (recommend Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets)
  • 1 large egg white

Orange Glaze

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 8 tablespoons freshly-squeezed orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Cut pastry sheet into 3” x 2” rectangles.
  4. Place about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture in the middle of the cut pastry.
  5. Grab an edge and pull it in tightly to the center. Fold up the tips on the opposite ends toward the center. Continue to roll the dough until you create a little cocoon. Pinch the rolled edges shut.
  6. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Brush with egg whites and roll in sugar. The sugar is to taste, but ideally a quesito has a nice sugary crust that crunches when one takes a bite.
  8. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Remove quesitos from oven and brush with a moderate amount of Orange Glaze (see below) over each one.
  10. Allow 10 minutes to cool before eating.

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