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Arequipe Turnovers (Dulce de Leche)

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  • Author: Diana
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 turnovers 1x
  • Cuisine: Colombian


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry (10 x 15 inches or 25.4 x 38.1 cm)
  • 4 tbsp arequipe or dulce de leche
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • All-purpose flour (To work puff pastry)
  • 1 tbsp sugar (For garnishing)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
  2. Thaw puff pastry according to the instructions on the package.
  3. Make an egg wash by beating the egg with the water in a small bowl.
  4. Unfold the puff pastry and roll it out with a rolling pin on a flat floured surface. We want to stretch it out about 1 inch (2.5 cm) on all sides.
  5. Cut the puff pastry into 4 big squares and place 1 tbsp of arequipe in the center of each one. Brush the edges with the egg wash and fold over to form a triangle. Press the edges with your fingertips to seal them. You can also seal them with a fork. Make a few cuts on top of each turnover with a knife. Brush them with the egg wash and then sprinkle with the sugar.
  6. Place the turnovers on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool for a few minutes before serving.


  • You can sprinkle white granulated sugar or turbinado sugar on top of each turnover.
  • Making a few slits on top will allow the steam to escape. This will help the arequipe to stay in place.