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Apricot Almond Pastries

Every once in a while we all want something, quick, delicious and super easy. This is where these Apricot Almond Pastries come in. They come together in just a couple of minutes, and the flavor is amazing. The addition of the almond flakes gives the pastries a nice crunchiness while the cream cheese and the apricots are nice and creamy.

Apricot almond pastry topped with almond slices on a gray napkin.

With the apricots still in season here in the Northwest, it is nice to make use of the seasonal fruits that are in such abundance during summer. But, even after the apricot season, you will be able to make these lovely Apricot Almond Pastries with canned apricots or even peaches, if the peaches are somewhat small.
Two apricot almond pastries topped with almond slices on a gray napkin.

The only thing you have to beware of when using fresh apricots, you need to use the sweetest apricots you can find. If they have even the tiniest amount of tartness, when then bake them, they will be even more tart. Totally fixable with a good dusting of powdered sugar, but just something to be aware.
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Apricot Almond Pastries

Yield: 18 squares

Ingredients for the Apricot Almond Pastries:

Egg yolk wash: 

  • egg yolk
  • water

How to make Apricot Almond Pastries:

  • On a floured surface open up the puff pastry sheets and cut them into 9 squares each.

How to cut puff pastry with a pizza cutter on a floured surface.

  • Whisk 1 egg yolks with 1 tablespoon water.
  • Transfer puff pastry squares to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Brush the squares with egg wash and sprinkle with caster sugar.

How to transfer the puff pastry squares to a parchment lined baking sheet and brush the squares with egg wash and sprinkle with cast sugar.

Make the Cream Cheese Mixture”

Ingredients:

  • cream cheese
  • granulated sugar
  • egg yolks
  • corn starch or semolina

 

  • Whisk 1 cup room temperature cream cheese, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 2 egg yolks and 1 tsp of cornstarch or semolina flour until smooth.

How to make cream cheese mixture by combining cream cheese, sugar, egg yolks, and cornstarch together with a whisk in a bowl.

  • Put about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each square and top with 1/2 of an apricot.

How to scoop out cream cheese mixture and place in the middle of each square top and then top with half of an apricot.

  • Sprinkle the edges of the squares with 1/3 cup almond flakes/slivers.

How to sprinkle the edges of the squares with almond flakes.

  • Bake in preheated to 400F oven for about 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are golden in color.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons of apricot, pineapple or peach jam and brush it on top of each apricot.
  • Allow to cool and serve. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if the pastries need additional sweetness.

Pastries topped with almond slices on a parchment paper on a gray napkin.

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Apricot Almond Pastries

Apricot Almond Pastries - Flaky puff pastry filled with cheesecake, fresh apricot and flaked almonds | Let the Baking Begin!
5 from 1 vote

These almond pastries are a simple puff pastry dessert made with a cheesecake and apricot filling.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apricot almond pastries
Calories: 255 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 18 pastries

Ingredients

  • 2 puff pastry sheets thawed,
  • 3 Tbsp coarse turbinado sugar - for sprinkling the puff pastry
  • 1/3 cup almond flakes/slivers
  • 9 super sweet apricots halved and pitted
  • All-purpose flour for dusting the table

Cream cheese mixture Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp corn starch or semolina

Egg yolk wash:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp water

Instructions

  1. On a floured surface open up the puff pastry sheets and cut them into 9 squares each.
  2. Whisk 1 egg yolks with 1 tablespoon water.
  3. Transfer puff pastry squares to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Brush the squares with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

Make the Cream Cheese Mixture

  1. Whisk 1 cup room temperature cream cheese, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 2 egg yolks and 1 tsp of cornstarch or semolina flour until smooth.

Assemble & Bake the Apricot Almond Pastries

  1. Put about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each square and top with 1/2 of an apricot.
  2. Sprinkle the edges of the squares with 1/3 cup almond flakes or slivers.
  3. Bake in preheated to 400F oven for about 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are golden in color.
  4. Heat 3 tablespoons of apricot, pineapple or peach jam and brush it on top of each apricot, for better presentation.
  5. Allow to cool and serve. Sprinkle with sugar if the pastries need additional sweetness.
Nutrition Facts
Apricot Almond Pastries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 116mg5%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Close up picture of bitten pastry topped with almond slices.

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Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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  • Lisa

    Made them as the photo looked good, and I had some apricots in my fridge which wanted to use up. Absolutely delicious, glad I made them and thanks for the recipe.

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  • Denise

    These look luscious and I am anxious to make them. Where do you find your almond slices , and what are they called? They look much different than the ones I see in the grocery aisle.

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    • Thanks Denise! I get the almond slices at Trader Joe’s. They also sell them in bulk sections of other grocery stores, but those usually are not peeled, so they have brown colored edges of the peel. Both will work the same though.

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