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Apricot Crescents Recipe

Apricot Crescents Recipe

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 YIELD:48 servings


  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 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


  • 1. In a 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. 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. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 76 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Reviewed May. 6, 2017

"Love to give these for gifts at Christmas."

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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