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Mandarin and cheese pastelitos on a baking sheet dusted with powdered sugar.
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Mandarin and Cheese Pastelitos

Delicious mandarin fruit and cheese pastries perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Latin
Servings: 6 pastries
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Vanessa


  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon mandarin fruit juice
  • 1 sheet store-bought frozen puff pastry , thawed
  • 2 jar mandarin fruit
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar, lemon zest, fruit juice and vanilla until creamy.
  • Unfold the puff pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Cut into three pieces lengthwise and once across to make six pieces. Lightly score a rectangular border ¼-inch from the edges. Do not cut through the dough.
  • Spread about 2 teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture inside the border of the pastry and then top the cream cheese with mandarin slices. Using a big spatula, carefully transfer each pastry onto the baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush the edges of each pastry with the egg wash.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden and puffed. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1382IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg