Pasteles - Argentinean Caramel Filled Crescents

Pasteles - Argentinean Caramel Filled Crescents


"Argentinean caramel-filled crescents. A sweet treat that's worth the effort."


servings 185 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 133 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, confectioners' sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or by hand until mixture forms pea sized lumps. Add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time; tossing the mixture with a fork until dough comes together. Divide dough into 2 pieces, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the caramels and milk over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir in the coconut , remove from heat, and allow to cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out circles with a 3 inch round cookie cutter. Beat the egg and 1 tablespoon of water together in a cup. Moisten the edge of the cookie round with the egg mixture, and place 1/2 teaspoon of the caramel mixture in the center. Fold the circle over in half and press the edges with a fork to seal.
  5. Place the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with the egg mixture. With a knife cut three slits across the top of each cookie. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Store at room temperature. These cookies do not freeze well.
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  1. 21 Ratings


It turned out way better than i thought it would. A really good shorcut, though, is instead of making the dough, just buy the pre-made pie crust dough (Pillsbury). It shaves off at least 2 hours...

This recipe is great..My 12 year old daughter was able to follow it and produce these magnificent pastry treats

My family was really amazed at this recipe. 5 stars for the taste. But don`t put too much filling on the dough (do as the recipe says - 1/2 teaspoon). I put much and the filling flew out from so...

I ended up needed more caramel than the recipe called for but overall a great recipe! Everyone in my Spanish class loved them :)

I doubled this recipe and ended up having a lot of caramel left over. The pasteles were very good. They tended to overflow a little bit. My class loved them, many people asked for seconds ...

This is a great idea...but I found that even if you only use 1 tsp of filling, it still leaks out! So what you end up eating is basically just pastry. I think I would bake solid pastry wedge...

The dough for these cookies was a little like pastry/pie dough and was delicious; not overly sweet and very easy to work with, though I did have to use my kitchenaid to blend it. I am an experi...

This recipe was awesome! You may need more caramel pieces, and the recipe takes a little time, but it is definitely worth it. They are a great addition to a spanish styled theme feast.

Surprisingly not too difficult ... they have a light flavor, not overly sweet ... I ended up with too much caramel as well, and when I overstuffed them the caramel leaked a bit and made crispy e...