Air fryer quesitos

Recipe may contain gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, milk and soy.

Originally hailing from Puerto Rico, these cream cheese-filled pastries make the best last-minute sweet treat. You only need five ingredients to make them and the air fryer ensures their are crisp and golden.

6 Ingredients

  • 250g pkt cream cheese, chopped

  • 2 tbsp pure icing sugar, plus extra, to dust

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 sheets frozen butter puff pastry, just thawed

  • 1 egg, lightly whisked

  • Bought caramel sauce, to serve (optional)

5 Method Steps

  • Step 1

    Use a fork to mash the cream cheese

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    (250g pkt cream cheese, chopped) in a bowl. Add icing sugar (2 tbsp pure icing sugar, plus extra, to dust) and vanilla (2 tsp vanilla extract). Use a spatula to stir until smooth.

  • Step 2

    Cut each pastry (2 sheets frozen butter puff pastry, just thawed) sheet into 9 squares. Spread 2 teaspoonfuls of the mixture diagonally across each pastry square, leaving a 1.5cm gap at each end.

  • Step 3

    Fold corner of 1 pastry square diagonally over the mixture. Gently fold and press opposite corner on top, securing with a little egg, if necessary. Brush pastry with egg (1 egg, lightly whisked). Repeat with remaining pastry, mixture and egg.

  • Step 4

    Lightly spray an air fryer basket with oil. In batches, place quesitos 2cm apart in basket and cook at 180C for 10-12 minutes or until golden (see tip). Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly.

  • Step 5

    Dust quesitos with extra icing sugar and drizzle over caramel sauce (Bought caramel sauce, to serve (optional)), if using. Serve warm.
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Recipe Notes

After the first batch of quesitos, the remaining batches may take slightly less time to cook as the air fryer will already be hot.


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