Cream Cheese Arepas

Cream Cheese Arepas 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.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 25 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 arepas

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Heat arepas maker; lightly coat wells of the arepas machine with vegetable oil.

  • 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.

Per Serving: 173 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 23.6g; fat 6.9g; cholesterol 19.6mg; sodium 352.4mg.