Literally "little pies". With sweet fillings they can used as desserts and with savory fillings, either as side dishes or snacks.
- guava marmalade
- cream cheese
- herbed cream cheese
- sweetened cream cheese
- "picadillo" style meat
- apple pie filling
- cherry pie filling
- If using commercial puff pastry sheets, cut in thirds lengthwise, then again crosswise, resulting in 9 equal sized pieces.
- Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of the square.
- Fold diagonally opposite corners of the puff pastry to form triangles and seal the edges with a fork. Note: the less you handle the sheets of pastry the more it will puff up later.
- Place pastries on a cookie sheet, leaving enough room between each so they don't touch once they puff up during cooking.
- Brush the tops with simple syrup using a pastry brush.
- Bake at on the middle rack of the oven at 350°F for 20 – 30 minutes, or until golden and flaky.
- Almost anything can be used as a filling, sweet or savory.