Cangrejitos (Filled Crescent Pastries) Recipe

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Servings: 4


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  • ----DOUGH-----
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 9 ounces cream cheese (3 -3 oz. packages)
  • 1 stick butter
  • salt to taste
  • ----FILLING-----
  • 2 cups ham finely ground (or chorizo for extra spice)
  • 1 large egg beaten lightly with 1/4 t. water


  1. Sift the flour, then sift it again with the salt and sugar, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using a hand or electric mixer, cream the cheese and butter together until well blended.
  3. Add the flour mixture and mix with your fingers or a pastry blender until smooth.
  4. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees and lightly flour your work surface.
  6. Divide the dough into 4 balls and, working with one ball at a time, with a floured rolling pin roll out the dough 1/8 inch thick.
  7. Cut the dough into 3-inch squares, then cut them in half, into triangles and place a teaspoonful of filling in the center of each triangle.
  8. Gently roll up the dough from the base of the triangle to the tip, curving the ends slightly toward the center, to form a crescent.
  9. Place the pastries on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart, brush with the egg wash, and bake until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. They can be made ahead of time and reheated in a 250F oven for 4 to 6 minutes.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 274g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 778  
Calories from Fat 474 61%
Total Fat 53.73g 67%
Saturated Fat 29.25g 117%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 267mg 89%
Sodium 2689mg 112%
Potassium 483mg 14%
Total Carbs 42.44g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 4%
Sugars 5.43g 4%
Protein 31.05g 50%
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