Cream Cheese Arepas

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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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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 arepas

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup milk at room temperature

  • ¼ cup cream cheese at room temperature

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 cup arepas flour (such as P.A.N.®)

  • ½ teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed

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.

Note:

You can make arepas using a heavy skillet over medium heat; spray with cooking oil, place arepas into the hot skillet, and cook until bottoms are crusty and brown, about 5 minutes. Flip arepas and cook other side until browned, 3 to 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

173 Calories
7g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 173
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 86mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.