Cream Cheese Arepas

4 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“Using milk instead of water in the arepas will make them a little richer, a little denser, and, that's right - delicious! Split and serve with a pat of butter and a drizzle of honey, or make a breakfast sandwich with a drizzle of maple syrup, a slice of cheese and cooked ham, and a fried egg.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 arepas

Directions

  1. Mix milk, cream cheese, and salt in a mixing bowl; whisk together until smooth and foamy. Add sugar and arepas flour to milk mixture; mix with a spatula until dough is soft, thick, and workable, about 1 minute.
  2. Divide dough into 4 portions (for the 4 wells in the maker). Form each quarter into a ball and use wet hands to gently shape it into a thick patty about 1/2-inch thick. If you see little cracks on the outside, the dough may be a little too dry; add more milk.
  3. Heat arepas maker; lightly coat wells of the arepas machine with vegetable oil.
  4. Place patties into wells of maker, close lid, and let cook through one cooking cycle of machine, about 5 minutes. For a crisper crust, flip arepas, using a wooden spoon or spatula, and repeat cooking cycle for 5 more minutes. Patties will be crusty and browned on both sides and the insides will be cooked all the way through.

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Reviews (4)

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sueb
5

sueb

This is good with vegan cream cheese! I actually used cornmeal instead of crn flour, and needed to increase the amount by 3/4 cup extra cornmeal. Wonderful taste! Thanks for the recipe! It reminds me of what a friend treated me to years ago!

Di
3

Di

This recipe is delicious is just different from the classic colombian arepa. But its so tasty, that definitely worth to try...Only one thing use butter instead of vegetable oil...it really make a difference!!!! Enjoy

SAGOMO
0

SAGOMO

Grandma told me to use warm water but i used warm milk, the cream cheese and I add mozzarella cheese flaked or shredded, made the arepas1/2 inch thick, and place in a frying pan at medium turning every 20 seconds. We do not have electric appliance as in the video . Very good and tasty with a good cup of coffee without the honey.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 173 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 23.6 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 352 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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