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Apricot Crescents Recipe
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Apricot Crescents Recipe

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When I was in college, my roommate's mother sent these flaky horns in a holiday care package. I've been making them ever since. When I mail them to my parents, I put an equal number in two tins labeled "his" and "hers" so there's no squabbling over who gets more. — Tamyra Vest, Scottsburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 76 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg yolk and sour cream; add to crumb mixture and mix well. Chill several hours or overnight.
  2. Divide dough into fourths. On a sugared surface, roll each portion into a 10-in. circle. Turn dough over to sugar top side. Combine preserves, coconut and pecans; spread over circles. Cut each circle into 12 wedges and roll each wedge into a crescent shape, starting at the wide end. Sprinkle with sugar.
  3. Place points down 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until set and very lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Apricot Crescents in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p29

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"These are rather easy to make and impossible to resist. The fun does not have to stop with apricot/walnut filling. I've used raspberry jam/coconut, dark chocolate, and fig jam. The only limit is your imagination."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"This is one my all time favorite go to recipes, when I taking cookies to impress"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"These cookies are always on my holiday cookie list of favorites, I skip the coconut and used just jam and finley chopped nuts"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

"I was disappointed"

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