Petite Apricot Pastries Recipe

Petite Apricot Pastries Recipe
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Petite Apricot Pastries Recipe

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Looking for a decadent pop-in-your mouth treat to serve at your next holiday tea party? Give these tender, flaky pastries a try. Place them in miniature cupcake liners for a pretty presentation.—Melissa Rose Lundin, Kersey, Pennsylvania
MAKES:
150 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:
150 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups cold butter, cubed
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups ground walnuts
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) apricot cake and pastry filling
  • FROSTING:
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add yeast mixture and egg yolks; mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Combine walnuts and remaining sugar; set aside.
Preheat oven to 325°. Divide dough into thirds. Between waxed paper, roll one portion into a 15x10-in. rectangle. Transfer to a greased 15x10-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 cups walnut mixture. Roll out second portion of dough; place over walnut layer. Spread apricot filling to within 1 in. of edges. Roll out remaining portion; place over filling.
Bake 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. In a large bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Spread over top; sprinkle with remaining walnut mixture. Cut into 1-in. squares. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-1/2 dozen.
To Make Ahead: Dough can be made a day in advance; cover and refrigerate each portion.
Originally published as Petite Apricot Pastries in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p82

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 71 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups cold butter, cubed
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups ground walnuts
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) apricot cake and pastry filling
  • FROSTING:
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add yeast mixture and egg yolks; mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Combine walnuts and remaining sugar; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. Divide dough into thirds. Between waxed paper, roll one portion into a 15x10-in. rectangle. Transfer to a greased 15x10-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 cups walnut mixture. Roll out second portion of dough; place over walnut layer. Spread apricot filling to within 1 in. of edges. Roll out remaining portion; place over filling.
  3. Bake 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. In a large bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Spread over top; sprinkle with remaining walnut mixture. Cut into 1-in. squares. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-1/2 dozen.
To Make Ahead: Dough can be made a day in advance; cover and refrigerate each portion.
Originally published as Petite Apricot Pastries in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p82

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