Inspired by the magical South American pastries filled with guava and cream cheese, this quick, easy, and deliciously indulgent dessert waffle is made by rolling spreadable cream cheese and guava paste into puff pastry, then cooking it in a waffle iron until crisp outside and molten within.
For step-by-step rolling instructions, please see the photos in this post about puff pastry waffles.
- All-purpose flour, for dusting
- 1 (1/2-pound) sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 cup spreadable cream cheese
- 4 ounces guava paste from 1 (1-pound) package, thinly sliced
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
Preheat a Belgian waffle iron according to manufacturer directions. Lightly dust a work surface. Lay out puff pastry sheet, lightly flour top, and roll into an approximate 16- by 16-inch square. Spread cream cheese on puff pastry, leaving a 1 inch border on all edges. Evenly space guava paste slices on top of cream cheese.
Roll puff pastry sheet away from you like a jelly roll. When completely rolled, pinch seam to seal. Pinch ends of puff pastry to seal, then coil into a disk-shaped spiral. Place spiral in center of preheated waffle iron. Cook until puff pastry is deep golden brown on all surfaces and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 200°F, about 12 minutes.
Transfer to a cutting board, cut into wedges, dust with powdered sugar, and serve immediately.
Belgian waffle iron, rolling pin