Pastelitos de Dulce de Leche

Caramel-Filled Pastries
Caramel-Filled Pastries
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½ cup Dulce De Leche
1¼ cups All-purpose flour
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar
½ cup Butter chilled, cut into 1 tbsp-size pieces
4 ounces Cream Cheese chilled
½ tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon
¼ cup light Brown sugar raw cane or turbinado sugar
1 Egg yolks
1 tsp Water

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Pastelitos de Dulce de Leche


These Pastelitos de Dulce de Leche are little pastries filled with a creamy caramel filling known as dulce de leche. These bite size morsels are simply to die for and with the dulce de leche oozing out with each mouthful, it will be hard to stop after just one! Baked in the oven, any leaked caramel turns into a toffee-like crust and its so good. Serve as a dessert with ice cream or on a stick, simply for the fun of it!

To make Pastelitos de Dulce de Leche, you will need the following ingredients:

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So, how to make Pastelitos de Dulce de Leche?

Steps to make Pastelitos de Dulce de Leche


Combine dry ingredients


In a food processor, pulse the flour, salt and sugar together until combined.


Add butter and cream cheese


Add butter and cream cheese and pulse a few more times until batter starts to stick together.


Add vanilla


Add vanilla and pulse twice.




Remove dough and roll into a ball shape. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to overnight to chill.


Prepare pastry


Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface, about ¼ - ⅛-inches and slice into 2-inch squares with a sharp knife.


Add dulce de leche


Add a drop of dulce de leche (a little less than a teaspoon size) into the center of each square. Use a wet finger to run it around the edges of the pastry squares.


Close pastry pockets


Using another pastry square, place over and pull the sides to sandwich, closed. Repeat until all squares have “tops.” Trim edges so that each square is perfect.




Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to chill.


Preheat oven


Preheat oven to 350 °F.


Prepare sugar topping


In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together.


Prepare egg wash


In a separate small bowl, whisk egg yolk with a small teaspoon of water.


Prepare pastelitos


Using a fork, press into the edges of the squares, all the way around then brush with egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mix.




Bake for 10-12 minutes until puffed and golden.



Serve and enjoy!

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Total Reviews: 21
Lindsay Caracoza

First time making this wish me luck that I don't screw up lel.

Antonella Renstrom

Perfect example of why Spanish food is the best!

Jemma Ringold

Not to sure how I feel about this, the dough taste kinda funky with it but it's not gross either it's just odd..but delicious

Jayde Tomhave

WOW freaking DELICIOUS best desert I've ever made in my life.

Cara Plescia

I prefer the churro waffles instead or even the churro apple pie but this isn't half bad.

Angelique Lien

If you add some caramel or even chocolate drizzle on the top it taste 400x's better no lie.

Harlee Precourt

Thanks so much for sharing some Hispanic stuff with us I literally love everything from here.

India Durecki

Can't get enough of this bomb ass pastelito omg usually I make mine with meat but this is good af.

Paula Vavra

Made this for my grandma yesterday she loved it a lot!!

Zaria Vinette

Got stuck to my teeth really easily but it wasn't bad.

Carla Romane

Didn't like the dough with the dulce de leche taste at all I'll be trying this again but with something else.

Greta Lannie

Can't say it's my favorite was kinda hard to make and where i live dulce de leche is expensive to buy :(

Anne Rolader

Dipped this in some whipped cream and enjoyed it.

Collins Lekander

Would not mind getting fat off of eating these daily at all.

Maren Lepre

I went ahead and added a little bit more cinnamon cause I didn't think there was enough.

Akira Sarcona

Going to prank my Dominican family by making these and telling them it's normal pastelitos with ground beef, they are gonna cry jajajaj.

Analia Trautz

I tried this and the churros last nice liked them both.

Antonia Helgeson

Vanilla icecream plus this pastelito with dulce de leche= heaven made for humans to eat.

Danica Dicicco

My second favorite dessert from here the first being the Bunuelos but that's Mexican not from Spain.

Yaritza Hebrink

Loved everything about this with every bite my stomach was smiling back at me.


I love it! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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