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Apricot Cheese Crescents

Traditionally, I bake these for Christmas. A cross between sweet breads and cookies, they're also something that I have been asked to make for weddings. I'm a widow with two grown sons and five grandchildren. -Ruth Gilhousen, Knoxdale, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten


  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Add cottage cheese; mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • For the filling, combine apricots and water in a saucepan. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Pour into a blender; cover and process on high speed until smooth. Transfer to a bowl; stir in sugar. Cover and chill.
  • For topping, combine almonds and sugar; set aside. On a floured surface, roll the balls into 2-1/2-in. circles. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of filling onto each. Fold dough over filling and pinch edges to seal.
  • Place on greased baking sheets. Brush tops with egg white; sprinkle with almond mixture. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 168 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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